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Affordable Housing as an Economic Priority

The Housing Working Group of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce has identified six housing strategies to help strengthen the economic growth of the region as part of the South Shore 2030: Choosing Our Future economic development plan.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a member of the Housing Working group, along with over a dozen various government agencies, non-profits, and business and municipal leaders, all with expertise in housing. The Working Group report presented to the Chamber included housing affordability as one of the six strategies, and identified it as an important factor in driving the economic growth of the region. Specifically, there is a need for smaller homes, more compact neighborhoods, and multi-family housing in order to attract more people. While the Chamber’s focus is on economic growth, they acknowledge the importance of housing and affordability, and are taking several internal steps to better advocate for housing and community development as part of their mission.

SSHH efforts to increase affordable housing on the south shore plays a crucial role in these efforts. We are pleased that the Chamber has embraced the findings of the report and look forward to continued partnership to ensure decent, affordable housing for all. To learn more about our work with the Chamber on these and other important housing issues, read the full Housing Report here.

South Shore Bank Builds A Future

A team from South Shore Bank, headquartered in Weymouth, offered its time and talent to the South Shore Habitat for Humanity home build in Duxbury. The team included Curtis Webb, Tom Gillen, Carol Powell, Erica Calligan, Andrew Pope, Amy Geogan, Lee Page, Sally Hughes, Glenn Tattrie. They worked with SSHH family partners on the multi-family project on Feinberg Bog Road.

Interfaith Team Helps Build Dreams

At the South Shore Habitat for Humanity home build in Duxbury an interfaith group of volunteers from First Congregational Church of Hanover, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury, Quincy Point Congregational church, New North Church in Hingham, and the United Church of Christ in Norwell helped build homes for families in need of affordable housing.

SSHH Dedicates Three Homes in Duxbury

South Shore Habitat for Humanity welcomed home three families to Feinberg Bog Road, Duxbury on Wednesday, July 10th at the Home Dedication Ceremony.

All who participated in some way on the project, either by volunteering or financially contributing, were invited to celebrate with the new families as they received the keys to their new homes.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is working in partnership with the Town of Duxbury’s Affordable Housing Trust (DAHT) on the this project, which is comprised of three duplexes on 2.91 acres that was formerly part of Camp Wing. The 2 bedroom townhomes will have approximately 1,200 square feet.

Three of the townhomes will be low income homes and the other three will be moderate income homes. Selectmen, Theodore J. Flynn, brought greeting on behalf of the town of Duxbury and the homes were blessed by Reverend Ed Perkinson of St. John’s the Evangelist.

Thanks to the Timberline Construction Crew

A team from Timberline Construction, headquartered in Canton, volunteered their time at the South Shore Habitat for Humanity home build in Duxbury, MA. They rolled up their sleeves to work along with family partners to build safe, healthy, affordable homes. The homes will be delivered later this month to local families in need of affordable housing.

Thank You to Our Volunteers from Rockland Trust

This team from Rockland Trust offered its time and talent to the South Shore Habitat for Humanities home build in Duxbury. They worked on the multi-family project on Feinberg Bog Road that will be delivered to SSHH family partners in mid-July.

The team from the Rockland office includes: back row, left to right: Jackson Renner, Frank Winiewicz, Andrew Gelson, David Emmons (Plymouth branch), Henry Lanza, Gil Bird, Susan Pugliese. Front row, left to right: Heidi Bastek, Meagan Silva, Julie Zhu, Vicki Chaplin, Jon Nelson

Thank you to CFA Society Boston for supporting South Shore Habitat for Humanity’s Family Partnership Program

Members Firoza Panthaki, Robert Kania, Hetal Desai and Michael Fechter donated their time to lead a financial management seminar focusing on understanding the importance of credit and creating a personal budget.

CFA Society Boston is a non-profit society, founded in 1946 and is New England’s largest investment professional membership organization with 5,800 members. Their Financial Literacy Initiative currently includes 180 volunteers that participate in community outreach.