Land cost have become prohibitive in York County yet this is necessary to continue or mission of building affordable housing with qualified families. In addition to new construction, Habitat also rehabs existing homes. We are in need of building lots as well as homes that can help us continue our mission of improving the lives of children and families through our ministry. Habitat supports families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance and ultimately build a better life for their children and themselves.
During our 30th year of serving York County residents, Habitat will partner with 4 qualified families to build new homes and 40 families through our repair program this year. Since 1988 Habitat has created homeownership for 70 families and their children. During the past four years, thanks to our 175+ community partners and nearly 2,000 volunteers, Habitat has repaired more than 100 homes. Our repairs improve owner occupied homes making them healthier, safer, more energy efficient and improve accessibility for seniors through construction of handicap ramps.
Habitat for Humanity of York County is grateful for the strong community support which resulted in our affiliate having the highest number of families served in Fiscal Year 2017 among South Carolina Habitat affiliates. During fiscal year 2017, our affiliate completed 4 new homes, rehabbed 1 home and completed 35 home repairs resulting in 40 families served in addition to 1 community project. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Habitat for Humanity of York County will to strive to increase our impact countywide in the upcoming year with a goal of serving 44 families in 2018.
Habitat for Humanity of York County would like to thank all the companies that have been a part of The 30th Anniversary Build on Hope Street. Thanks to the CEOs and executives from Comporium, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Domtar, Founders Federal Credit Union, Williams and Fudge, Coroplast and York Electric Cooperative for all your contributions to helping Don and her family of four.