GREENVILLE, S.C. – Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County welcomed a new home and new neighborhood to its community of families Wednesday.
Jessica Jones became the first homeowner in one of Habitat Greenville’s most intriguing projects. The nine houses projected to be built on 1.708 acres on Sturtevant Street were donated by Creative Builders and Fitch Irick Corporation in 2021. Land prices are one of largest obstacles for Habitat Greenville and other affordable housing advocates, and land donation is a model that Habitat hopes to expand upon.
This particular tract of land came about after Creative Builders and Fitch Irick developed The Assembly Apartments, a rental community featuring 284 units built over two phases between 2017 and 2022. There was a remaining parcel of land that was not going to be used.
As with all Habitat dedications, Jones and her family received numerous gifts from Habitat Greenville partners including a toolbox and voucher to Habitat Restores, a framed photograph from local artist Greg Hammond, quilts from the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild, a watercolor from painter Carol Hoffman, a lawnmower from Solomon’s Landscape & Design, a smart lock from CPM Federal Credit Union and a humidifier from Aterian.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County opened its doors in 1985 to bring families, community partners, and volunteers together to construct affordable, energy-efficient homes that help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance. As of May 2023, Habitat Greenville has completed the construction of 405 homes. Habitat Greenville received the 2017 Builder of the Year award from EarthCraft, and in recognition of financial health, accountability, and transparency, maintain a 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator. Habitat Greenville ReStores are located at 3033 Wade Hampton Boulevard, and 1818 Woodruff Road. Call 864-312-5016 for free donation pickups.
Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.