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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 63 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.

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BID NOTICE - general

Habitat for Humanity Choptank invites competitive bid proposals during the year for residential construction and renovation projects in Dorchester and Talbot Counties. Work may include demolition, surveying and engineering, excavation and hauling, demolition, site work, paving, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, and roofing.

To be notified of bid opportunities, complete and return the Subcontractor Form.

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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.

Build Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Construction at 501 Edgewood Avenue, Cambridge

Site of the Dorchester County Ecumenical Build home.  The walls are up, the house is under roof, and construction is moving along on this single story 3-bedroom 1-bath home.

Build Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

 

Renovation at 716 Rigby Avenue, Cambridge

Build Days: Stay tuned

Renovation at 832 Fairmount, Cambridge

Build Days: Stay tuned

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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. 

Milestone on Clay Street Photo Album

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

  • 734 High Street, Cambridge
  • 510 Edgewood Avenue, Cambridge
  • 211 Port Street, Easton
  • 34, 35 and 36 Locust Street in Easton
  • 119 Locust Street, Easton
  • 308 and 310 South Street, Easton

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
Office: 29350 Maple Avenue, Trappe, MD 21673

410-476-3204 phone

410-476-3709 fax