City Life

Habitat to build 10 houses in seven days in Bessemer

From Oct. 4  through Oct. 11, local home builders and hundreds of volunteers will construct 10 homes as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz at 3174 Pine Creek Loop in the city of Bessemer’s Windsor Park area. Home Builders Blitz participants are AGH Homes, Inc, Bluestone Building, LLC, Compass Home Builders & MRM Home Concepts, Drake Homes, Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham, Harris Doyle Homes, Inc, J. Wright Building Company, Mareno Home Builders, LLC, Murphy Home Builders, LLC, and Taylor Burton Company. “These builders and event supporters have planned for months to make their participation in the Home Builders Blitz possible because they believe it will make a lasting impact for the families and the great city of Bessemer,” says Charles Moore, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham. “So it was a special moment when the builders met the home buyers who shared what they were most looking forward to about owning their own home — for some it’s safety, for others it’s having their own home which can serve as a strong foundation for their family.” “We’re pleased to partner and support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham on this initiative,” said Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley. “This is the first time Habitat has had a blitz in the city of Bessemer. We’re excited about the new residents and new homes, as this is another example of the progress being made in our city.” Approved Habitat applicants purchase their homes with no interest, complete homeowner education workshops, and give 300 hours of volunteer time to Habitat. The estimated hard cost for one home is $85,000. In just one week, this year’s Blitz will be the equivalent of an investment in Bessemer of $850,000 and thousands of hours of volunteer time. Home Builders Blitz is held annually. If you or your business are interested in volunteering, visit Home Builders Blitz Schedule Thur, 10/4 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                 Framing (Groundbreaking ceremony, 7:30 am) Fri, 10/5 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                       Roofing Sat, 10/6 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                       Insulation and drywall installation Mon, 10/8 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                    Carpentry, exterior and interior painting Tue, 10/9 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                     Carpet and vinyl installation Wed, 10/10 – 7:30 am – 4 pm                 Landscaping Thur, 10/11 – 12 pm                                 Dedication and Key Presentation Ceremony About Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham Established in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties. The organization is dedicated to making quality, affordable housing solutions available to low-income families. Habitat Birmingham is ranked in the top 10 among more than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the United States.