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Habitat ReStores Have Deals on Home Remodeling Supplies

Posted on 02/5/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith winter in full swing and cabin fever becoming an almost constant malady, I usually turn my attention to an endless list of indoor home remodeling and improvement projects. See also: Repair or replace? Much to my wife’s chagrin, I insist on undertaking almost every project myself to save money and because I actually enjoy working with my hands and the challenge of mastering new skills. As I like to tell my wife when it comes to my zeal for …

The Sun (and Multi-Generational Housing) Continues to Rise in Charlottesville, Va.

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Home & FamilyThis is a guest blog post by Kelly Persons, a member of the AARP Foundation Housing Impact team.  A beautiful, sunny September Saturday afternoon played host to a neighborhood celebration and ribbon-cutting in Charlottesville, a tribute to the vision and hard work of so many who collaborated to create the new community of Sunrise Park. Where 16 aging trailer homes in need of repair once stood, now stands a multi-generational, mixed-income, green neighborhood comprised of a condominium building and 16 …

Keeping a Housing Promise to Seniors in Virginia

Posted on 08/10/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThis is a guest post by Chrissy Fehskens. Chrissy is a Communications Advisor at the AARP Foundation. Last month, a promise made to longtime residents of Charlottesville Virginia’s former Sunrise Trailer Court was fulfilled.  In 2004, private developers looked to purchase land where a 16-unit trailer park stood, jeopardizing the homes of longtime residents, many of them age 50 and older.  Instead, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville ended up purchasing the land, and they promised the nine families, who …