Governor Walker to Join Habitat for Humanity, Advocating for Affordable Housing
[ANCHORAGE] (August 12, 2016) — Following the Alaska Housing Summit that took place on January 6, 2016, Governor Bill Walker announced that he will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Anchorage in a major neighborhood revitalization project – known as “Neighbor Drive” – on Friday, August 12, 2016.
Habitat for Humanity is looking forward to the Governor’s office joining the construction crew by adding the finishing touches on the remaining two houses in the 23-home subdivision. “As a carpenter, I am excited about the chance to build a new start for a family. I am also impressed with Habitat for Humanity’s mission and accomplishments. Donna, my staff and I are looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work.” Governor Walker and his staff will be swinging hammers around 3:30pm.
Our work would not be possible without our donors, volunteers and advocates like Governor Bill Walker. “I truly believe that affordable housing elevates our community as a whole, creating a vibrant Anchorage which supports all of its citizens,” said Elaine Phillipps, Executive Director.
To volunteer at our construction site, please visit hfhanchorage.org.
About Habitat for Humanity Anchorage
Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. To that end, Habitat for Humanity Anchorage completed its first home in 1993. Success to date includes completion of 90 new construction houses and “rehabbing” an additional 12 – providing permanent, affordable housing to over 500 children and adults. More than 82% of Habitat home buyers are still living in their Habitat houses and using affordable home ownership to improve their lives.
After more than 20 years of constructing affordable, low to moderate income housing we are beginning to see the generational impact of work as the children of some early homeowners are now attending college, entering fulfillment careers and starting thriving families on their own. Affordable home ownership is life changing for our Habitat families. Access to and availability of affordable housing remains a significant social and economic challenge in Anchorage we are proud of the impact our work has in the lives of Habitat homebuyers and their families. For more information, visit hfhanchorage.org.