The Mount Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity is about to embark on it's most ambitious project to date. The organization has recently purchased a partially completed 6,000-square-foot building on North Road in Conway that was originally intended to be six living units. They intend to complete the building reconfiguring it into four large 1,500-square-foot, single-story and condominium units. When finished, these condos will be sold to families who meet Habitat for Humanity's qualifications. This is a huge undertaking for the local affiliate as they typically build one house a year, raising the funds and constructing it with mostly volunteer labor. The scope of this project is the equivalent of building four houses at once so the organization is seeking additional financial resources and more construction volunteers.
Since the building is already roofed and relatively weather tight, construction can begin as soon as building permits are received from the town. Habitat volunteers will begin work on the exterior of the entire building when weather permits and also start framing the interior of the first condo unit. They hope to have the entire project completed within two years and have four new Habitat families living in their new homes.
An information and orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Legends Meeting Room at the Eastern slope Inn, in North Conway. Anyone with questions about the Habitat program or potential applicants should attend. Applications for the condo units will be available at this meeting. Mount Washington Valley Habitat is an equal opportunity lender.