Phase 1 Is Complete!
Phase 1 of the OHP Pilot Program included building three homes on two lots. They are located on Hudson street adjacent to S. Sterling St., behind St. Matthews United Methodist Church on Shady Rest Rd. OHP built two 1100 SF homes - 3 bedrooms and 2 bath each and one 650 SF home - 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The homes' styles are be traditional and fit in nicely with the surrounding neighborhood.
OHP is already working future phases which will include building more homes on lots and/or land that will need to be acquired. The success of each phase will lend itself to the following phases, allowing OHP to endure and prosper, thereby making a difference by "equipping families for success"!
Phase 2 is underway! We have acquired land and will moving forward once fundraising goals are reached.
We continue to look for land and partners so we can build more houses. We hope to repeat the process over and over.
Housing shortages are an issue but we truly believe many families need to expand their village and increase their knowledge before they move into home ownership. OHP intends to be that village that breaks the cycle of poverty two generations at a time.
A look back at phase 1....
We've broke ground!!! Check out our progress through May 27th 2021. The first video shows the cleared and graded site with footers poured and drying, awaiting the 44" high retaining wall on those two sides.
This next video shows construction experts installing the new-fangled foundation system, which makes for a better continuous pour foundation wall. The waterproofing and insulating properties of the Styrofoam and rigid plastic "concrete forms" will be a great benefit for these new homes!
Images courtesy of Elise Johnson