Lovejoy’s new Hannah Springs subdivision on East Lovejoy Road was a place of great rejoicing Saturday morning as Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers, community supporters and homeowners celebrated the dedication of the organization’s 200th home since its inception about 30 years ago.
Habitat in fact dedicated five new homes Saturday morning, handing the keys to new owners Sheneshia Anderson, Toni Tayborn, Melisa McKoy, Ashley Patterson and Ashley Buffington.
The event was also one of the first to be overseen by new Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity CEO Cynthia Jenkins, who joined the organization this summer. Lovejoy City Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp welcomed the crowd on behalf of the city, which has been a big supporter of Habitat since they began building their first neighborhood in Lovejoy a few years ago.
When the Hannah Springs subdivision is complete, it will have 28 homes in it. Four are located along East Lovejoy Road facing the Rockspray Court intersection. The fifth is located on the corner of East Lovejoy and Rockspray, and funding for five more on Rockspray is already lined up through a Clayton County Community Development grant. Fund raising efforts by Habitat have begun to help fund the remaining 18 homes.
The purpose of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is to help low-income families in the area secure high-quality, affordable homes while learning home repair skills and financial literacy. For more information, visit www.schabitat.org or call 770-477-2367.