Habitat for Humanity Continues to Break Ground in Wicomico County
SALISBURY, Md.- Habitat for Humanity demolished a dilapidated house with plans to create a home that furthers its mission of offering sustainable living in Wicomico County.
The house at 309 Barclay St. is no longer. Habitat for Humanity plans to build a new home on the site by 2016.
This house was donated to the organization from the Chandler family of Salisbury. It was built in 1932 and has fallen into disrepair, says David Dean, Habitat for Humanity construction manager.
According to Dean, there have been 61 Habitat homes constructed in Wicomico. This home will become the 64th home when it is completed in 2016, Dean says.
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Molly Hilligoss admits a lot goes into the home owning process.
"We have a rigorous application process; the family comes in, they apply, they bring all their income documents, and we have a family selection committee," said Molly Hilligoss, adding Habitat partners with the City of Salisbury to receive Community Development Block Grants.
According to Hilligoss, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is another great source of income for the organization.
Jim Phillips manages the Re-Store location on Isabella Street and puts on various fundraisers throughout the year at the store.
"Residents and businesses make donations of furniture, appliances, building materials and other items to the Restore and we sell them to the public for reasonable prices and people can always get a good bargain," Phillips says.