CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity have embarked on an ambitious project to renovate a dozen homes in Cleveland and give needy families a new, safe place to live.
Habitat is adopting two streets in Cleveland, Clement Avenue in Cleveland's Slavic Village Neighborhood and Colfax Road in the city's Lower Kinsman Neighborhood.
The home renovation project kicks off April 12 where a team of Habitat volunteers and a team from NewsChannel5's Investigative Unit will work on two homes on Colfax Road.
Volunteers will be painting walls and ceilings and they will also be running electrical wiring and plumbing lines in the two homes.
These homes will eventually be turned over to needy families who meet Habitat qualifications. Those include putting in sweat equity hours, being able to pay on a zero percent interest mortgage and showing the need for adequate shelter. It is hoped the families will be in their new homes by the end of the year.
This project is made possible by a Cleveland city council grant, the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, Rebuilding Together, The Slavic Village and the Burton Bell Carr Development Corporations, and a host of other agencies.
Watch NewsChannel5 April 12 for live reports from Joe Pagonakis as this project gets underway on Colfax Road.
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Two families have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity gave thanks to its volunteers at its annual volunteer recognition meeting.