Note: This is a press release from Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice. Click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or email

(Ithaca, NY) Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) is well underway with construction of two homes at 208 and 210 Third Street in Ithaca. The houses have taken shape and, with cold weather arriving, the roofs are on and windows and doors are going in. TCHFH will continue to work steadily all the through the winter in preparation for two homebuyers to purchase and move into the homes in 2018.

Please join TCHFH for an Open House to celebrate progress at Third Street, thank donors and volunteers, and learn about future plans in Ithaca!  All are welcome to join the celebration on site at 208-210 Third Street in Ithaca, on
Thursday, November 16 th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

The Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick, as well as County Legislator Martha Robertson will speak about affordable housing in our community, attendees will also have an opportunity to tour the house and catch the premier showing of Habitat’s new promotional video.  Habitat’s staff and homeowners- to-be will also be on site to share their stories and answer questions. Whether you are interested in volunteering, donating, or becoming a homeowner, this is a great opportunity to learn more about Habitat’s work.

Excited to be building for the first time in the City of Ithaca, TCHFH is planning to continue the momentum with plans for additional units in downtown Ithaca next year. They are currently accepting applications for Habitat homebuyers.

Find out more at, at the Open House on November 16th, or by calling or emailing 607-844-
3529/ TCHFH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin.

Funding for this project has been provided by: a Community Housing Development Fund grant (a joint effort of
Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University), the City of Ithaca HOME Investment Partnership Program, New York State Affordable Housing Corporation, State Farm Insurance, and CFCU Community Credit Union.

Habitat for Humanity is a primarily volunteer-driven organization. If you, or your organization, are interested in
getting involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please call 607-844- 3529 or email You can also
subscribe to Habitat’s weekly email newsletter on their website .

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.
Habitat volunteers from organizations have put their faith in action to build or repair over 600,000 homes in the U.S. and around the world, including locally in Tompkins and Cortland counties. TCHFH was founded in 1987 and has built and rehabbed 23 homes in the two counties. Visit their website at and Facebook page,

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