By Erica Thomas, managing editor
CENTER POINT — Over the course of seven days, 14 homes were built for the Habitat for Humanity ‘s Home Builders Blitz 2019.
Groundbreaking on the townhomes was on Sept. 5 and the dedication ceremony was on Thursday, Sept. 12.
The Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham project is the first of its kind. The $4.2 million initiative is set on 8.2 acres.
“This is really great,” said Henderson. “It provides homes to people that really need it and people that are interested in having a good home and keeping it up.”
The 14 single-story homes are grouped into two, three, four and five units. Each home is joined by a fire-rated common wall.
Each townhouse is tested by HEERS rating to qualify for energy efficiency and includes Energy-Star rated appliances and Energy-Star rated HVAC units.
Professional home builders, in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, corporate sponsors and volunteers made the build possible. Henderson said the new homeowners also pitched in.
“They put a lot of sweat into this to get in here, so it’s not like they were just given something, they worked hard,” said Henderson. “We are really happy to have them and add them to our Center Point Family.”
The blitz included complete house construction and landscaping. Henderson said the city inspectors will be coming by the homes to ensure their safety.