On May 10th, TerraLogos:eco architecture attended the dedication of two newly renovated rowhomes at 2513 and 2515 Jefferson Street in Baltimore, MD. The homes are a part of the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s “Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Part 2” (NSP2) house renovation funded through the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. The program rehabilitates abandoned rowhomes in transitional neighborhoods in Baltimore City. To date, TerraLogos has designed 44 of these attached single family houses into Energy-Star rated, beautiful new homes. While watching the participants accept the keys and responsibility of their new home to a cheering crowd, it was easy for one to realize how 2513 and 2515 Jefferson are two great examples of the turnaround that these homeowners and this community can experience.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake offers home ownership classes and financial education for the new homeowners, and assists applicants from initial inquiry through handing the owner the keys to their new house. This final step occurred on May 10th with four proud new homeowners receiving their keys. Their new homes feature new interiors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insulated skylights, brand new energy-star appliances, and the satisfaction of owning an energy efficient rowhome – all while helping transition this Baltimore block into a vibrant community.
Habitat for Humanity is an amazing non-profit organization that constantly works to transform the lives of residents, and their communities. Individual and corporate volunteers are always welcome- and Baltimore is ready for the transformation!
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of the Chespeake NSP2 Program and the TerraLogos Green Rowhouse Renovation program check out:
TerraLogos HFHC architectural services: http://www.terralogos.com/portfolio/byCategory/Habitat-Humanity.html
Habitat for Humanity of the Chespeake: http://habitatchesapeake.org/