Bank of America, New Castle County partner in dedication of Newark home, first modular built home for Habitat NCC
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, in partnership with Bank of America and New Castle County is pleased announce the completion of the latest home to be dedicated to its next homeowner.
Mawupe Typamm and his family will move into a brand new, three bedroom, ranch-style home in a quiet subdivision off of Route 40 – a far cry from the cramped, two bedroom apartment his family had been living.
“I am giving praise to the Lord,” said Typamm, a native of Africa native who moved to the United States in search of a better life for his family.
Kevin L. Smith, CEO of Habitat NCC, said home dedications are typically moving experiences for all that attend.
“But there are two things that make this particular dedication extra special,” he said. “This day was made possible through the generous support of sponsors like Bank of America and New Castle County, and the fact that this was the first modular, built home Habitat has ever done.”
New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon says providing affordable housing options is a key element to stabilizing communities impacted by rising foreclosure rates and depressed property values.
“New Castle County is proud to work with wonderful agencies like Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County and community leaders like Bank of America in making the dream of homeownership a reality for this family,” County Executive Gordon said. “Real estate is one of the fundamental ways that we begin to rebuild the decimated middle class in this country.”
Beracah Homes, a modular-home construction company specializing in custom-designed homes, built the 1,456 square-foot home in inside its southern Kent County warehouse and transported the structure more than 60 miles from its Greenwood, DE facility to the site at 26 Danbury Drive in Newark.
“Habitat is volunteer organization whose mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope,” said Michael Synczyszyn, Habitat’s Director of Construction Operations. “We just want to be a good steward of the dollars the community gives us and to serve as many families as possible. [Building modular homes] is another way for us to accomplish this part of our mission.”