Walls Going Up on Seneca Falls Habitat Home

Joshua and Amber Goodman are used to handling challenges. After all, they had three sets of twins in three pregnancies. But their present home is substandard and they were looking for a place where they could feel safe and secure when they applied for a home through Habitat for Humanity.

They were thrilled to learn they had been selected for Habitat’s 11th project.

Joshua Goodman works on the home at 113 East Bayard Street. Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.

Joshua (brown sweat shirt) and Amber Goodman (standing on the board)

Habitat broke ground in April on property it owns at 113 East Bayard Street. There, volunteers and the Goodman family and friends are building a five-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath ranch home with 1680 square feet.

Joshua, a construction worker for Seneca Building, Inc., is excited about helping to build a safe, secure home for his family. “I’ve always done it for everyone else. Now it is my turn,” he said.

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build homes or renovate existing homes to create decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Mortgage payments received by the affiliate are used to build more homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County, NY, is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people.

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