October 2020 Newsletter
Freeport Update

We are making great progress on our new project in Freeport, two homes that will be completed in 2021. We held homeownership information sessions in September for families interested in our program, and are currently receiving applications. We are very excited to see two families make the dream of homeownership a reality.

Site work also began last month with crews getting the property ready for building. We hope to have volunteers back on site in the coming weeks.



Thanks to our Freeport Woods sponsors; The Avangrid Foundation, Bank of America, and State Farm!

Sincerely,
 
Godfrey Wood
Executive Director    

Critical Home Repair 
 
We are excited to have our new Critical Home Repair program truck and trailer outfitted and ready to go! With the expansion of the program, we needed an additional vehicle to get more projects done. Now we'll be able to help more low-income homeowners make needed repairs so they can live in a safe, healthy, and affordable home.
 
Thanks to our sponsors the Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant program, Town and Country Federal Credit Union, and Gorham Savings Bank. 
 
  
ReStore   
 
Thanks to the House of Lights for donating dozens of brand-new, beautiful lighting fixtures! There are so many that we are still working on un-packing and getting them out on the floor. Come check it out throughout October if you are in need of some new lights!
 
Thanks also to Fitzgerald Tile for a fantastic donation of tiles. We have paletts full of many different styles so come get what you need before they sell out! 
 
Are you interested in donating items? Give us a call at 207-221-0047 if you need an at-home pick up scheduled! Our ReStore is open to the public and open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00-5:00. We're located at 659 Warren Avenue in Portland.
 
Keep up with us by following our facebook page!
 
 
Scarborough Sunset 
 
Thanks to Maureen, one of our Scarborough homeowners, for sharing this beautiful sunset photo of a happy Habitat neighborhood!
 
  
Homes, Communities, Hope + You
 

As a result of COVID-19, many of us have spent a lot more time at home. We've been forced to consider the fundamental importance of home - of having safe, decent and affordable shelter.  

In addition to the economic impact of the pandemic, light has been shined on underlying housing issues that many Americans face. Low income households are particularly at risk as a result of their economic instability and their concentration in service industry and other hourly jobs. In an estimated 12 million of these households at least one contributing member work in an at-risk industry.

We ask that you help us make a difference in the lives of our current and future Habitat homeowners. Make a donation and help us combat the affordable housing crisis!  
 
 
 
We Will Build Back!

We Will Build Back!
   
Thank You to our Core Partners! 

 
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland
659 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

207-772-2151 / info@habitatme.org 


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