Habitat for Humanity renovates new home in St. Albans for low-income, first-time homebuyers

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Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County partnered with Hilton Grand Vacations on to renovate a single-family home in St. Albans on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County joined 15 volunteers from Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to renovate a single-family home in St. Albans with the goal of being affordable and energy efficient for low-income, first-time homebuyers. 

HGV team members assisted with construction work, such as assembling and painting the exterior fence around the home, located at 198-16 116th Ave. The initiative is part of HGV’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit organization that helps people in communities and around the world build or improve a place they can call home. 

These homes, formerly owned by the New York City Housing Authority, have been redesigned to meet high performance and sustainability standards and will provide long-term affordability for the homeowners and their families, according to Habitat for Humanity.  

“Hilton Grand Vacations and Habitat for Humanity have a shared commitment to building strong and thriving communities,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Habitat for Humanity. “The company’s support, along with volunteer participation from their employees, will make a meaningful impact on the lives of many Habitat homeowners seeking a new path toward stable and independent lives.”

As part of its corporate social responsibility program, HGV Serves, the company is proud to support new home builds and home repair projects in local communities across the country. 

“We are honored to support Habitat for Humanity’s critical work of creating access to affordable shelter and ensuring families and children have a decent place to live,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Our incredibly passionate and dedicated team is also always looking for ways to support our local communities, and we’re excited to kick off team builds in many of the cities we call home.”

The St. Albans home is slated to be completed by the end of 2023.

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