202 Summer Street, Portland
Middlesex Habitat for Humanity has just concluded work on its 15th house in Middlesex County.
Middlesex Habitat purchased the property on Summer Street, in December 2014.
The compact four-bedroom house was constructed to meet Energy Star standards with more insulation than required by code and a roof orientated to allow future installation of solar panels. The first floor has an accessible half-bath, kitchen, and living area, configured to ADA standards.
The house design was developed with the assistance of Architecture for Humanity New Haven, who provide pro-bono design services for non-profits or communities in need. LRC provided extensive civil engineering and wetlands drawings pro-bono and Morrissey Engineering, LLC provided structural engineering consulting at no cost.
As partners with Middlesex Habitat, the homeowners participated in the construction of their home, completing over 400 hours of “sweat equity” in construction and with other Habitat for Humanity activities.
For information on how to partner with Middlesex Habitat to help fund future house projects, please contact Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT., Inc. at 860-343-9179.