Habitat for Humanity of Berks County broke ground on the Miltimore Street Project in the City of Reading Thursday morning, taking the next step in the ongoing Buttonwood Gateway Project.
“This project includes three city blocks, the 200 Block of West Buttonwood Street, the 400 block of Tulpehocken Street and now, the 400 block of Miltimore Street.” explained Executive Director Tim Daley. “We are creating neighborhoods that people will want to live in and enjoy the community around them.”
There will be eleven newly constructed homes on Miltimore Street. People who are interested in applying for one of these homes are encouraged to attend a Monthly First Time Home Buyer Classes with Director of Family Services, Eneida Powel.
“Our community partners are vital to the success of Habitat Berks,” said Daley. “Our construction costs have increased, but so has the need for affordable housing, and we are thankful for the timely support of all our sponsors.”
The Buttonwood Gateway Project is designed to establish a healthy and supportive family environment with overall improvements to the quality of life in that neighborhood.
“The work is not done yet,” Daley said, “Our community should know there is always a chance to get involved, and partner with Habitat For Humanity.”