Habitat Student Build #3

About the House

TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath

STYLE: Arts & Crafts

HOUSE SIZE: 1,064 square feet

LOCATION: Lot 9, Construction site off Taft Avenue in Asheville’s Shiloh neighborhood

CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

STATUS: CLOSED! The Chapman family now calls the Student Build House their HOME.

Meet the Future Homeowners

The Chapman Family

“We believe Habitat will help allow us to live in a healthy way that will help our family develop into productive and giving members of our community and our society as a whole.”

~ from Heidi Chapman’s application letter

Heidi moved to Asheville from Georgia two years ago, and has loved living here ever since. She is overjoyed about the prospect of owning a safe, permanent and affordable Habitat home of her own. She has two sons, ages four and five.

Heidi works full-time for The Home Depot as a department supervisor. She currently lives in an overcrowded mobile home where only one twin bed fits into the second bedroom. In addition, the home has problems with both mold and pests, making it an unhealthy environment for Heidi and her children.

About the Sponsor

Students from Asheville Christian Academy, Carolina Day School, and Christ School and The Franklin School of Innovation are already working together to build the 3rd Habitat Student Build House in Buncombe County. These schools have committed to jointly raise the $55,000 it takes to fully sponsor an Asheville Area Habitat house and provide student volunteers (ages 16 and up) and adult chaperones to help build the house. Each school will raise $13,750.

The intention of the sponsorship is for students to come together as community builders and learn through action. The students are teaming up to increase awareness of poverty housing issues and civic participation, provide experiential education to support academic coursework, and offer a service learning opportunity for students in their schools.

To offset the cost of purchasing and developing a lot, Habitat has sought out sponsors to “Adopt-a-Lot” for $10,000. This lot is generously sponsored by Ernest & Shirley Ferguson.

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