The Carroll County chapter of Habitat for Humanity announced today that on Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. it will officially break ground on the Union Crossing townhome project in Westminster, Maryland. Media are invited and encouraged to attend (please plan to arrive 30 minutes early). Families served by Habitat, as well as local leaders, dignitaries, and community members will be on hand for the celebration of this cornerstone affordable housing project, right in the heart of the City.
"This is a watershed moment for our chapter, and we are just so excited about the grant from the state of Maryland and the City of Westminster," says Carroll County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bryan Lyburn. "We cannot begin to express how important the Union Crossing project is to our ability to achieve our Mission of providing safe, decent housing to our community in Carroll County. It has been our pleasure to work with the City of Westminster and we appreciate their work to constantly improve this community."
"The City is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to play a part in bringing affordable housing to our community," says Mayor Kevin Utz. "The positive impact of these five new affordable housing units will be felt immediately."
Over the course of the spring and summer, Habitat will erect five brand new, energy efficient townhomes at the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue. The project was made possible through a block grant of over $500,000 through the City of Westminster, allowing the chapter to maintain its growing momentum fulfill its mission to bring affordable housing to the working poor of Carroll County.