Gordon, Bell and Powers Take Backhoe to Problem Properties to Make Way For Working Families
Representatives from New Castle County government, including New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon and New Castle County Council members Bill Bell and William Powers mark the beginning of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s newest construction undertaking, by helping to level four abandoned homes on East Lake Street.
Gordon, Powers and Bell will take turns at the helm of a backhoe, helping raze recently purchased properties on East Lake Street and the corner of East Lake and Catherine Street, making way for a total of seven new townhomes. Properties were purchased by Habitat from private sale with the federal HOME funds distributed by New Castle County.
This project marks the return of Habitat to the town of Middletown. Habitat most recently completed construction in August 2010 on the six-townhome project Grace Point. Habitat has a long history of building affordable homes in Middletown, with 22 homes completed.
“I am extremely happy to have Habitat in Middletown providing much needed affordable housing for members of our great community. It is within walking distance of the New Castle County Appoquinimink Library and other businesses within the town. Every citizen in New Castle County should have the opportunity to live and raise their family in both a house and a home.”