As you turn the corner onto Hamill Crossing into this modest subdivision there is nothing particularly different about this neighborhood from the next. But what makes this community special is each home has been built, and those remaining to be built, by the hands of Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
A non-profit 501-c-3 faith based volunteer driven organization, Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County (NWHC) was established in 1989 by 12 area churches. It is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
To date NWHC has established 5 subdivision communities of more than 200 homes that provide housing for more than 800 people. Started in February of 2012, their current construction project is the Hamill Crossing subdivision near the Champion Forest area of Northwest Harris County. When completed 46 homes will have been built.
A common misconception about Habitat homes is that they are free to the recipient family. According to a statement on the HNWHC website, Habitat “does not give homes away; we partner with families looking for a ‘hand-up’ and help them build their new home.” A typical Habitat home is 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and contains about 1120 square feet.
On September 7th HNWHC will hold a house dedication celebration of two homes being completed in addition to a Women Build day where the walls of the only 5 bedroom home being constructed in the Hamill Crossing subdivision will go up. This home will house a family of 6 who currently live in a one bedroom apartment. The ceremony will begin at 8:30am and will be followed by an open house of both homes.
Then on September 18th HNWHC will host the Building on Faith Breakfast and Build. This is an event will expose all levels of church leadership from member to youth coordinators to senior pastors on how congregations can serve the Northwest community alongside Habitat.
For more information about the Building on Faith Breakfast click here or contact Karly Grilliott at 281-477-0460 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Habitat Northwest Harris County visit their website at http://www.habitatnwhc.org/.
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