Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Tony Miranda, and Project Manager, Rick O’Daniel, are passionate about providing affordable housing. After receiving a $1,000 donation from the Guarantee Good Will Network, Tony and Rick gave a tour of two Habitat homes that are under construction on Echo in the historic Lowell neighborhood in downtown Fresno. The Kue Family of 7, and Vang Family of 6 are building homes that are next door to two historic homes being restored by the City of Fresno. The Habitat homes will reflect the aesthetics of this older home neighborhood by having double hung windows and decorative exterior features. The homes also include front porches that encourage families to “get out and meet their neighbors” and are a typical feature in Habitat homes.
What’s next for Habitat? An eleven unit subdivision in southwest Fresno, seven to nine in-fill lots in a beautiful neighborhood in southeast Fresno, possibly four more homes in Clovis, and a number of minor rehabilitation projects on existing homes.
Interested in volunteering? Check out Habitat’s web site, habitatfresno.org. You can also help support Habitat by shopping at their ReStore, a retail outlet where quality, new and used building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. ReStore is located at 3415 Clovis Ave. (corner of Clovis and Dakota), 237-7867.