Alabaster home provided by Habitat for Humanity
December 23, 2013 by Mark
Erica Johnson and her two daughters recently moved into a new home in that the Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity provided for her in Alabaster, just in time for the holiday season. No doubt the organization is using a variety of printing services to let the community become aware of the efforts of the organization, and of the special dedication ceremony held when the family received the keys to the home.
The home was sponsored by Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, an accounting firm, and its employees donated over 800 hours of labor to renovate the home, which was purchased by the group from the Bank of America.
Johnson was able to qualify through an application process with Habitat for Humanity and now has a loan with no interest and will make payments to the organization. According to the president and CEO of the Birmingham branch, Charles Moore, they have been able to build or renovate homes for more than 600 other families. In addition, the money that Johnson pays back to the loan will help her to build equity and fund future homes for other people.
According to the vice president of marketing and development for the Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Beth Bradner, the home originally been vandalized, had water damage, carpets that needed replacement and much more but it was more affordable to renovate the home rather tear it down and rebuild it. Johnson chose Alabaster because of its excellent school system.