Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg recently began construction on sveral new homes in the Northside. Three new homes on North Frest Street are under construction with the hope that they will soon provide new homeownership opportunities in the Northside. These homes will be available for families earning income below 50% of the area median income and must qualify through Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg. Northside residents that meet all the eligibility requirements will be given preference.
One of the homes will be completed by Denny’s employees during their yearly Denny’s Habitat Build. The homes are scheduled to be completed early in 2016.
Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg has been very successful in building transformative housing across Spartanburg. The Voyagers were able to to our communities with Habitat Homes as well as tour the interior of homes under construction.
All Habitat homes are three bedrooms, two bathrooms with an open floor plan and are Energy Star 3.0 certified. They are constructed of HardiPlank and have
Architectural shingles. Homeowners must complete “sweat equity” hours working on their home construction or another Habitat home. Homeowners must make a down payment and have a 30-year, zero-percent interest loan.
Victoria Durham closed on a home on N Forest St. at the end of November, 2015. Her home is sponsored by the J.M. Smith Foundation, Bank of America, and the Eldred and Sarah Wooten Prince Foundation.
Shonta Minor and her three children moved into their home on N Forest St. in early January, 2016. She says “it’s a true blessing and I’m ready to be a part of the Northside, a place I’ve already heard great things about.”
A third home was sponsored by Denny’s Corporation. Michael and Loretta Singleton and their child will move into the first story-and-a-half construction that Habitat Spartanburg has built. The Denny’s Habitat Home was completed in late January, 2016.
The NDG is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg in order to provide Northside residents with a safe and viable opportunity to live within walking distance of Harvest Park and the future T.K. Gregg Community Center, among other great additions coming to the Northside community.