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Homes and Community Renewal

HCR Helps Habitat for Humanity Raise the Walls at Sheridan Hollow

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Sheridan Hollow

On Tuesday December 17, Habitat for Humanity hosted an HCR Build Day at its build site in Albany's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood, a community revitalization project in which the agency has invested $750,000. Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns, along with other HCR staff worked happily in the snow and single-digit temperatures-swinging hammers, pounding nails, and raising walls of single family homes that are part a multi-phase renewal effort.

Commissioner/CEO Towns said, "Habitat for Humanity is a terrific partner in our efforts to strengthen neighborhoods and build affordable homes for families. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership, New York is investing in developments like Sheridan Hollow across the State that focus on attracting businesses, transforming communities, and bringing historic districts back to life. Thank you to Habitat for Humanity Capital District for inviting HCR to pound nails, raise walls, and help increase quality of life for Albany families."

In 2010 HCR awarded Habitat nearly $1 million to transform Albany's South End with "Morton's Walk' on Alexander and Delaware Streets. "It was the first time in Habitat's 25 year history that Habitat was able to concentrate on whole blocks in neighborhoods at once, rather than house by house. Thanks to the confidence and support of HCR, Habitat is changing the landscape of another community at Sheridan Hollow in the Capital Region," said Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Capital District.

Habitat, along with the Touhey Homeownership Foundation, will build twenty new homes in Sheridan Hollow's first phase and are leading the vision to bring new commercial and retail space, an improved park and rededicated veterans memorial and other sustainable amenities to the neighborhood. The project is expected to transform the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood over the next five years.

Last Updated: 12/30/2013