LAKEWOOD, Ohio - The Greater Cleveland Habitat celebrated Saturday morning with many special friends and volunteers who have worked side by side to construct a home and create a brighter future for the Simmons Family.
Lamar and Danitica Simmons are the parents of five young children, aged 13 and younger. Lamar works at a local bank and Danitica is a full-time, stay-at-home mom. They are actively involved with Habitat and have celebrated dedications, social events and other occasions.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity partnered with the City of Lakewood, Wells Fargo, Neighborhood Housing Services, and First Federal of Lakewood to build a new home on Lakewood Avenue in Lakewood.
The site of the home, on an important and highly visible residential corner, had been vacant for many years.
With funding provided by the City of Lakewood, Habitat was able to build a new home which complements the existing elements of the residential neighborhood.
Cleveland Habitat has made a major shift in fulfilling its affordable mission by focusing on more cost-effective rehabs that are strategically located on two streets in Cleveland as an effort to build sustainable neighborhoods.