PITTSBURGH. - Habitat for Humanity (HOH) of Greater Pittsburgh, an affiliate of the nonprofit HOH International, has decided to build four new homes for first-time homebuyers in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The affliate's mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Allegheny County by bringing people together to build, rehabilitate, and repair homes, communities, and hope.
84 Lumber has volunteered to donate supplies, building materials, manpower, and a sum of $250,000 over the next year to support HOH of Greater Pittsburgh's project. 84 Lumber plans to also provide oversight of the project, lumber, and building materials; frame each home; and lead all bricklaying efforts, actions that the company says are critical to building a strong and safe foundation both for the home and for the next chapter in each homebuyer’s life.
“Once someone owns their own home, they have the stability to do so much more with their lives – pursue a career, go to school, care for their family,” says Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber’s president and owner. “By providing home ownership for more families, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh is opening a door for more people to realize their full potential.”
This partnership creates new opportunities for deserving families that have completed HOH’s Homeownership program. These efforts will ultimately result in equipping families with 30-year, zero percent interest mortgages made available by the affliate. The development in Homewood officially kicked off on April 24, 2018 during a press conference and ceremony.
“The partnership with 84 Lumber will add immeasurably to the sustainability of urban communities, such as Homewood,” says Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., president and CEO of HOH of Greater Pittsburgh.
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is a privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country.
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