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Habitat for Humanity partners with TenPoint Coalition, city to build 2 homes in Oxford neighborhood

The homes will be located at 722 and 802 Drexel Ave. in the Oxford neighborhood across from Weisser Park Elementary School.

Posted: Jul 26, 2021 3:48 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2021 9:08 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division and Mayor Tom Henry on Monday announced a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition to bring construction of new houses to southeast Fort Wayne.

The City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services provided a grant to help fund the construction of two new homes.

The homes will be located at 722 and 802 Drexel Ave. in the Oxford neighborhood across from Weisser Park Elementary School.

This will continue community revitalization efforts in the area.

The homes will be built in accordance with the neighborhood’s historical designation.

“We’re working each day to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families,” Mayor Henry said. “This partnership demonstrates a commitment to assisting residents with housing needs as we work together to enhance the quality of life in Fort Wayne and be the best community possible. I’m encouraged by the public and private sectors coming together to say we care and want to be part of an effort that will have a lasting impact.”

The homes were designed by MSKTD and Associates and will be 1,100 square feet, with three bedrooms and one bathroom.

There will be a crawlspace and an 8x8’shed on the property.

Both homes will be ready for occupancy by February 2022.

“Habitat is excited to be a part of the Oxford Community revitalization efforts led by Iric Headley, Pastor Lewis King and the entire Fort Wayne UNITED TenPoint Coalition Team,” CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne Andrew Gritzmaker said. “It is because of their efforts we are able to bring new housing opportunities to an area of our community so full of potential. A sincere thank you to Mayor Henry and the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services for underwriting these new homes. None of this work would be possible without their commitment to Southeast Fort Wayne.”

No family has been selected for the homes yet.

Habitat will be selecting a family to move into the home in the next three to six months.

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