2012 Silver-Line Plastics House
Silver-Line Plastics is sponsoring its first Asheville Area Habitat House this year, in its 50th year of business. They are a Full House Sponsor ($55,000) of the first home being built in Habitat's new 4-house Woodfin neighborhood. Silver-Line Plastics has been involved with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity in various ways through the years. Most notably, Ricky Silver, President and CEO of Silver-Line Plastics, is a member of Asheville Area Habitat's Board of Directors, and his family's company has provided in-kind pipe products for Habitat homes for many years.
TYPE: 4 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
STYLE: Arts & Crafts
HOUSE SIZE: 1376 square feet
LOCATION: 168 Elkwood Avenue (Lot 4, Woodfin)
CONSTRUCTION START: July 17, 2012
STATUS: Certifacte of Occupancy issued. Ready for closing.
Ivan and Anzhela Malanka and their children currently live in an overcrowded apartment with mold, mildew, and water problems. They are excited to purchase a safe, Green Built Habitat house.
In her application to the Habitat Board of Directors, Anzhela described their frustration with their current apartment: “Although we clean frequently, the mold continues to be present. When it rains, water comes in under our doors and it also dampens the bedrooms. We clean and clean, but the mold will not go away. We run dehumidifiers, but we can’t take the moisture out. We worry about this a great deal for our children’s health, and have not been able to find another place we can afford that would be safer or cleaner.”
Both Ivan and Anzhela work in custodial services at First Baptist Church of Asheville. They moved to Buncombe County 11 years ago from Moldova due to religious persecution. Anzhela said they immediately loved the area and its people. Ivan remarked, “We feel at home here and are happy we can raise our children in this community. We just want them to have a healthy place to grow up.”