(From Left) Ché Henderson, President, Habitat Board of Directors; Dr. Patricia P. Woodbury, Newport News City Council; Robert S. Coleman, Vice Mayor, Newport News City Council; Sharon P. Scott, Newport News City Council; Wendy Saltzgiver, Habitat Homeowner; Charlie Henderson, Hampton Roads market president, Bank of America; Keith VanderVennet, Senior Vice President of Sales, Ferguson; Paul S. Trible, Jr., President, Christopher Newport University; Donald Davis, President, Davis & Associatescut the ribbon on the new home built on landdonated by Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity.
On Tuesday, February 2, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on a new home for first-time homebuyer Wendy Saltzgiver.
Several community partners contributed to the construction of this home, including Abbitt Realty, Bank of America, CN Benton Consulting, Dominion Virginia Power, Ferguson, Old Point National Bank, Paige & Johnny Lawson, Pomoco Auto Group, Wells Fargo and York River Electric, Inc.
The property was donated by Bank of America as part of their national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which it donates vacant or abandoned properties for renovation or reconstruction.
“Homeownership is a critical part of financial security, but it is still hard to achieve for many residents of the Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg,” said Charlie Henderson, Hampton Roads market president, Bank of America. “Our support of Habitat for Humanity is part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a stronger and more vibrant community.”
Construction on the home began in 2015. Ms. Saltzgiver, a gardener at Christopher Newport University, purchased the home with a no-interest mortgage carried by Habitat. Monthly mortgage payments will be recycled to help build more homes in Hampton Roads.
“Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is excited to welcome Ms. Saltzgiver into her new home,” said Ché Henderson, President, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg Board of Directors. “We are grateful for Bank of America’s commitment to make affordable housing a reality for hard-working, low-income individuals and families.”