Building Homes and Hope
Since 1992, thanks to volunteer labor and financial support from individuals, businesses, community groups, faith-based organizations, and foundations, empowerment through homeownership has become a reality for 64 hard working families. While Habitat affiliates are known for their construction of simple, decent and affordable homes, that mission has grown today to include the construction of sustainably built energy efficient homes. This expanded approach provides our low-income home buyers with mortgage payments and utilities bills they can afford.
Current Building Sites
Construction at 233 Port Street, Easton
Our 2nd multi-family development, this is a project to create 5 home ownership opportunities. The triplex on the site is completed and the home owners have moved in. Work on the final two homes in the duplex is now underway.
Easton Build Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
9am - 3pm
Renovation at 716 Rigby Avenue, Cambridge
Cambridge Build Days: Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
9am - 3pm
Renovation at 832 Fairmount, Cambridge
Build Days: home completed
Build days for volunteer teams may be scheduled on the above days or by advance arrangement on Mondays and Friday. Contact the Habitat Choptank office for details.
Recently Completed at 707 Wright Street, Cambridge
Our 8th home in Dorchester County since 2006 and part of our ongoing partnership with the City of Cambridge to support the revitalization of the Maple Street District.
Recently Completed at 701 High Street, Cambridge
Our 7th home in Dorchester County. This single story energy efficient house is now home to James and Patsy Hines.
To see pictures from July 13, 2013 dedication, click here.
(photos by Tim Poly)
Recently Completed at 31 Clay Street, Easton
Milestone on Clay is Habitat Choptank's first multi-unit development. When completed, the project will include 6 low-income Habitat homes and 4 moderate income homes. The project is a non-profit joint venture with Elm Street Development for which Habitat Choptank serves as the contractor and provides all of the labor.
Created by Thursday crew volunteer Neil Armstrong.
Recently Completed at 439 High Street, Cambridge
Our sixth Dorchester County project. This 2-story single family house is part of a partnership with the City of Cambridge aimed at increasing affordable home ownership opportunities in the Maple Street district.
To see pictures from the March 9, 2013 dedication, click here.
Recently Completed at 210 Brooks Lane, St. Michaels
The site of the St. Michaels Faith Build, a partnership between Habitat Choptank and three St. Michaels churches - Christ Church-St. Michael's Parish, St. Lukes United Methodist, and Union United Methodist - to build a LEED-certified single family home for a local working family. The churches will provide much of the volunteer labor and are raising funds to cover the $75,000 construction costs. Habitat Choptank will purchase the lot and provide overall construction supervision.
Click here to see pictures from the Whitehead family's dedication celebration. (photos by Tim Poly)
Recently Completed at 703 Wright Street, Cambridge
The City of Cambridge, through its Economic Development Office, has received grant funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to build at least three green single family homes in the Maple Street area. Habitat Choptank is partnering with the city on this project with the first home completed in July 2011. The city provided the land for the Wright Street home and Habitat provided the construction management along with the volunteers for building.
Click here to see pictures from the Rochester family's dedication celebration. (photos by Tim Poly)
Recently Completed at 504 Edgewood Avenue in Cambridge
This single family home is Habitat Choptank's first home built to meet LEED for homes standards. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) represents the hightest standards in sustainable building.
Click here to see pictures from the Lake family's home dedication celebration.
Future Construction Sites
Completed Habitat Home Sites
The 63 homes constructed to date have been sold to Habitat home owners in Cambridge, Easton, St. Michaels, Bellevue, Unionville, Royal Oak, and Cordova at no profit with interest-free mortgages.
Land acquisition To build 25 homes over the next five years, Habitat Choptank must maintain a land bank so that as one project finishes, construction can move forward on the next. If you or someone you know, has land they wish to sell or donate, please email us or call 410-476-3204.
The 'Greening' of the Habitat Mission
A Lesson in Sustainable Building - ICF Foundation for 504 Edgewood Avenue
Volunteers working at Edgewood Avenue install the Insulating Concrete. ICFs are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and remain in place afterwards to serve as thermal insulation for concrete walls. The foam sections (interior image on the right) are lightweight and result in energy-efficient, durable construction.
With the walls braced, volunteers begin working the concrete as the foundation is poured at 504 Edgewood Avenue.
A tired volunteer crew - but the foundation is in and the day's work created only two bags of waste and a small pile of recycling.
Habitat for Humanity Choptank
Mailing: P.O. Box 2366, Easton, MD 21601