If you’ve driven down Cumberland Street in Lebanon, you might have seen them… a string of fire-damaged homes on the 400 block. The 2016 fire was so severe—in fact, it was deemed the city’s worst in 30 years—that it left the properties in complete disrepair and vacant.
But that’s about to change. With the acquisition of the properties, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat is gearing up to transform the blighted spaces into affordable, energy-efficient homes for three future homebuyers.
Over the winter, City contractors have been busy, beginning the work to shore up the existing structures. Now that Habitat owns the properties, that work will continue through the spring to make it safe for our construction staff and volunteers to work within when renovations ramp-up this summer. Our team will restore the homes to their original, single-family footprint, while preserving their historic façade and charm.
Building Hope Breakfast
On June 20th, we will officially launch our Cumberland effort with a Building Hope Breakfast. All are welcome to attend this free event to view our design plans, meet future homebuyers and learn more about donating time or financial support.
To sponsor a home or donate to the renovation, please contact Bill
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(717) 392-8836. To volunteers, please email Jacquie, Jacquie@llhfh.org,
to be added to our Cumberland Street volunteer list.
We’re looking forward to working with the city, county, local families, businesses and you! Please stay tuned for more details to come regarding our kick-off events to celebrate the start of renovations.