Leading affordable housing organization Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley (HFHLV) is celebrating its 120th home dedication for the Lozada family. This marks the first dedication to take place in HFHLV’s 30th anniversary year.
The new home is the first of a four-home new construction project on Keystone Avenue in Bethlehem to be completed and dedicated to a family. HFHLV’s staff and volunteers broke ground on this project in Spring 2018. While maintaining a career in education and raising her daughter, new homeowner Jasmine Lozada has invested hundreds of hours of her own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other future Habitat homebuyers. The new house will be home for this hard working mother and her daughter, providing them with a stable foundation upon which to build their futures.
In HFHLV’s 30th anniversary year, the organization is additionally celebrating 40,000 sweat equity hours, 40 exterior home repairs, and over $9 million invested into the Lehigh Valley community over the past ten years alone. The 120 families living in HFHLV homes are actively creating educational stability for their children, investing in healthy lifestyles, and saving for better futures.
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is an international non-profit organization driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley (HFHLV) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and has served the Lehigh Valley area since 1989. In the past 30 years, the organization has provided a hand up, not a hand out, to 120 low-income, hardworking families.