Sussex County Habitat for Humanity receives grant

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SEAFORD, Del. – Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has received a grant to help support affordable housing and community development within the county.

A ceremony was held to celebrate community partnerships that foster job growth, economic vitality, and long-term stability for Seaford residents as well as other Delaware residents through the Downtown Development District Act.

Sen. Chris Coons served as special guest speaker, joined by Mayor of the City of Seaford, David Genshaw, and representatives from a variety of partners, including Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Delaware State Housing Authority, Fulton Bank, N.A., Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, and Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce.

Following the ceremony and a walking tour of Seaford’s Downtown Development District and several affordable housing initiatives, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and its member financial institution, Fulton Bank, presented a $130,000 Affordable Housing Program (APH) grant.

The grant was presented to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and is planned to support the construction of two new homes as a part of the Downtown Seaford Phase II home ownership project.  The project allows qualifying families the opportunity to buy homes that are both affordable and safe. The two properties that are benefiting from the grant are located on North Conwell Street. This grant will help the total project cost of $331,000.

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