In 2014, President Jimmy Carter joined hundreds of volunteers in Fort Worth to build 20 Habitat homes in a single week! This effort in the Meadowbrook neighborhood demonstrated how an influx of empowered homeowners in a concentrated area can transform a neighborhood. This success lead to the launch of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in our first three partner neighborhoods in Fort Worth – Como, Hillside Morningside, and Carver Heights East. With the support of volunteers and donors, we’re blown away with the progress that has been made since 2015!
Blight to Beauty in Como
The dilapidated home in the photo below from 2015 is the brick home in the 2019 photo with the foundations for the other two homes in the foreground of the 2015 photo. These are only three of the 81 new homes Trinity Habitat has built in Como since 2015.
Here are some additional statistics from our efforts in Como as of December 2019:
More important than the new homes are the 172 families in our three partner neighborhoods who have been empowered through a quality, stable, and affordable home. These families are building better lives for their families and working together to make their neighborhoods an even stronger!
One of our Habitat families favorite ways to invest their required 250 sweat equity hours is by helping build each others’ homes. The bonds that are formed through this process are one of the main ways we are building stronger neighborhoods!
Our partner neighborhoods are growing and thriving! And, with the help of donors and volunteers, our families are tipping their neighborhoods!
Thank you for your support and for helping us build strong families and neighborhoods!