September 23, 2023


Carefully Crafted Home

Craft beer can aid create reasonably priced houses in York County

Habitat for Humanity York County is bringing back its Hops for Habitat application to enable increase $60K to entire a home task in Kennebunkport.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — It is really been a busier calendar year than standard for the workforce with Habitat for Humanity York County. The organization and its volunteers have been working to construct two households ideal subsequent door in Kennebunkport.

“For most of our 37-calendar year-heritage, we had been executing one particular household a yr or one household every other calendar year. And recognizing that the need to have is rising, we are operating to retain a two-household-a-12 months regular,” Amy Nucci, govt director of Habitat for Humanity York County, stated. 

Nucci explained the need for homes designed by Habitat for Humanity York County is incredibly higher.

“When we held the software cycle for this property, we experienced extra homes utilize to us that have been in much more insecure cases, wherever maybe it was a seasonal rental and not realizing the place they’d go future, or form of a non permanent circumstance or a lodge than we’ve definitely at any time seen just before in our applicant cycles,” Nucci stated.

In accordance to Habitat for Humanity York County Progress Officer James Connally, it is turning out to be extra high priced to create households as inflation surges. Connally stated this calendar year, they have viewed a about 45 to 50 % improve in construction costs. 

Connally extra the organization necessary to increase $306,000 to construct the two houses. Now, they are just $60,000 away from reaching their intention, and they hope craft beer fans can assist them get to it.

“This is a terrific possibility to not just give to an organization that offers back again to your group, but also take a look at your area community as perfectly,” Connally claimed.

This fall, the business is bringing back again its Hops for Habitat method. The business partnered with Portside Genuine Estate Group and 11 diverse craft breweries.

“Maine has these kinds of an outstanding craft beer scene, it only appeared like a pure match,” Nucci said. 

For $50, craft beer enthusiasts can obtain a “Beer Passport,” which will give you obtain to a free of charge draft beer at just about every of the collaborating breweries.

“Something that could look so tiny has these kinds of a big impact. Specifically following the pair [of] several years we have experienced, I believe it can be crucial to give back again as much as we can,” Marisa Lane, basic supervisor of Blaze Brewing Company in Biddeford, reported.

“Beer Passports” are accessible for invest in via September and can be utilized as a result of October. If you check out all 11 breweries that are using aspect, you can expect to be in the functioning for a “grand prize.”

All of the revenue elevated will go toward supporting Habitat for Humanity York County’s very affordable housing initiatives.


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