Habitat for Humanity celebrates 65th home built in Windsor-Essex
Published Friday, May 24, 2019 2:56PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 24, 2019 6:58PM EDT
Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex held a dedication ceremony Friday for a family moving into the 65th house built in Windsor-Essex.
The home was dedicated to the Warsama family.
“My immediate feeling was Wow, my dream came true,” said Adbi Warsama.
The house at 1486 St. Luke St. was built in partnership with the community to provide an accessible, safe, and affordable home.
It is fully accessible with a ramp and tracking for Warsama’s daughter Amina.
“The house we were living in was not accessible actually, that was the major challenge,” admits Warsama, whose family had put put in 500 hours of sweat equity in order to get the home.
Habitat Executive Director Fiona Coughlin says the build took about ten weeks to complete.
This build is the first of five homes to be built in Ford City as part of HFHWE’s “Building Ford City” plan for 2019-2020.