North Philadelphia Complete Blocks Construction Projects
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has been building in North Central Philadelphia for 26 years, and in this time has built or rehabbed 72 homes of 162 homes Habitat Philadelphia has built to-date across the city!
The North Philadelphia Complete Blocks Project (NPCB Project) consists of five new houses/soon-to-be homes for five Habitat partner families/future homeowners. The NPCB Project’s five homes utilize an array of Habitat Philadelphia’s building types. Below is a brief history and description of each project.
1900 Morse Street – a detached single family home on the corner of 19th Street and Morse Street. Designed by Krieger + Associates Architects, who has designed over 20 new homes for Habitat Philadelphia! The properties were acquired from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and also funded through the Office of Housing and Community Development. The Habitat partner family and future homeowners, Sintayehu Garoma & Birhane Hailu visit their future home every Saturday with their daughter.
1815 N. Gratz Street – an infill row home between two existing row houses designed by JKR Partners. The property was acquired from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and also received funding through the Office of Housing and Community Development. Tara Williams is the future homeowner, pictured here working on the home with her son, David.
1910 W. Wilt Street – an unique project, this home will be created by consolidating and rehabilitating two existing, small two-bedroom single family row homes into one four-bedroom home. The home was designed by Habitat Philadelphia’s Project Manager, Troy Hannigan, with assistance from Daryn Edwards of Interface Studio Architects. 1910 Wilt was donated to Habitat from a previous Habitat homeowner, who wanted another family to have the opportunity of homeownership that her family had. 1912 Wilt was a nuisance property and long-term vacant home on the block, acquired from the City of Philadelphia, who acquired the property through Sheriff Sale. This project has received funding through the Homeownership Rehabilitation Program (HRP) through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation. Eric and Audreyelaine Coleman will finally have enough room for themselves and their four children!
1907 & 1911 W. Wilt Street – two new homes being built on five existing lots. The existing lots are only 13’-6” x 36’-3”, which means they are tiny! The existing vacant lots will be consolidated into two new properties. 1907 will be a 2 story, 3-bedroom home and 1911 will be a four-bedroom 2 story home and will be fully handicap accessible. The homes were designed by Krieger + Associates Architects and received funding through the Office of Housing and Community Development. The partner families to be matched with these two homes are TBD, but will be two different families of the 11 we will be partnering with in 2012!
Additionally, the North Philadelphia Complete Blocks Project refers to the 10 homes we will be repairing in partnership with 10 families entering our new Weatherization and Home Repair Program (WHRP). For details on the WHRP and these projects, see About WHRP.