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Habitat Introduces New Program At Picnic In Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. - Habitat For Humanity of Wicomico County was out in Salisbury's Church Street neighborhood Saturday, for a community picnic on the lot of a future Habitat home.

Along with free food and face painting, the cookout was a chance for to introduce Habitat's newest program, the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) to area residents.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which was officially launched in March 2013, works to make smaller improvements to existing homes, when constructing a new one isn't the best option.

"Adding in and working with family members that are in the area is much more of a holistic approach and increases the stability of the neighborhood 53:18 having people know that they're able to stay in the neighborhood and can grow in their house and have it be a safe, decent, and affordable place to live," says Alex Delaney, who's over the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for Habitat For Humanity in Wicomico County.

Another reason for the new program, cost. Joan Mulvanny, the executive director for Habitat in Wicomico County says "one of the reasons we're doing the neighborhood revitalization too, is we can reach more people.  Our vision is to have a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and that's hard to do if you're building a $100,000 new home.

While building a new home may cost $100,000, the typical revitalization of a home is about $4,000.

Habitat For Humanity in Wicomico County is gearing up to work on another revitalization project in the coming weeks, and will start construction on their 60th home in the near future.   

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