Midland County Habitat for Humanity will host an open house at a multi-family home

Midland County Habitat for Humanity is excited to host an open house for completed multi-family homes.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 8 at 4314 Isabella St., Midland. Parking is available on site; overflow parking is on Laughton Drive.

Historically, Midland County Habitat for Humanity has built one to three single-family homes per year. To increase its impact and help revitalize area neighborhoods, the organization is expanding its mission to build new multi-family housing in addition to single-family homes. Construction began in October 2021 and was completed in August 2022. The homes are two two-condo style units for a total of four homes.

The open house will have all four units on tour, and those in attendance will be able to browse the units. Midland County Habitat for Humanity staff will be on hand to answer questions and have information about applying for a home with Habitat and other programs offered, including free financial coaching to help individuals and families prepare for home ownership.

“Homeownership is crucial to creating long-term stability and generational wealth. Homeowners enjoy better living conditions, are generally more involved in their communities, and their children do better on average in school because of the stability a home creates,” said Jennifer Chappel, President and CEO of Midland. County Habitat for Humanity. “These homes offer so many opportunities and we invite anyone interested in learning more about our programs to come to the open house.”

The model used by Midland County Habitat for Humanity provides decent, affordable housing for low-to-middle income families living in substandard housing conditions. To provide diverse housing, the organization has partnered with local foundations and community actors, including the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, DuPont, Consumers Energy, Thrivent, the Midland Area Community Foundation, and the Foundation Charles J. Strosacker.

Midland County Habitat for Humanity built its first home in Midland County in 1988. It uses volunteer labor and donations of tax-deductible cash and materials to build homes for low-to-middle income buyers. Future owners work alongside Habitat staff and volunteers to build their future home and, in turn, purchase the home from Habitat. Homeowners benefit from an affordable mortgage.

“We believe everyone deserves a place to call home and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to create a home for four owners with our multi-family homes,” said Chappel.

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