Well it is official there is once again a house at 13 Harrison Street in the City Of Poughkeepsie. Yesterday afternoon (August 11, 2023) The crane arrived and the pieces of the house that will soon become a home were officially put together.

Earlier in the week I told you about the pieces of the house being transported up Route 9 in Poughkeepsie to their resting spot. Then yesterday the Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County's First Responders build officially began the assembly of the house which will be finished on Harrison Street.

First Responders Build with Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County
First Responders Build with Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Builds a House in Poughkeepsie

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is on a mission to create financially sustainable housing while also increasing first-time homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity is a partnership. Habitat’s homeowner families buy the houses that Habitat builds and renovates with a financially sustainable mortgage. Community financial support will help families continue building with Habitat in your community and around the world. (Maureen Brennan Lashlee, CEO via Press Release)


Now that the house is on the foundation there is more work to be done. Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County could use your help. May even get a group together from work or an other organization. Be part of Habitat Dutchess' 40th home they have built or rehabbed in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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The Construction Schedule:

August 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th Painting

August 28th & 29th Porch Material Prep

August 31st through September 5th Porch Construction
August 30th through September 5th Appliance and light install
September 6-9 Fence Installation & Sidewalk
September 11-15 Finishing Work
All work days start at 9:00 AM.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above days you can sign up by clicking here to volunteer.

People who came together to help get this project this far include: First Responders in Dutchess County whose goal was to raise vital funds to ensure everyone in the community can afford a place they call home. Central Hudson, M&T Bank, Dynam Didgtal Media LLC, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Dutchess County Industrial Complex, City of Poughkeepsie Department, City of Poughkeepsie Public Works Department, Freedom Crane, Brandi's Towing, Manorwood Homes, Modular Home Erectors, Inc., Perry's Roofing and Baxter Build.

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