Starkville Habitat For Humanity
113 Beattie St.
Work is about halfway finished at 113 Beattie St for the 5th Maroon Edition build for Marcus and Raven Hendrix and their two children. The exterior walls and roof have been completed and interior plumbing, air conditioning and electrical work has begun. We hope to move the Hendrix family in by Thanksgiving. Many thanks to all of our student volunteers who have helped us so far, and special thanks to our volunteer supervisors who have gone the extra mile for the family.
New Executive Director, Joel Downey
Joel Downey was hired as Executive Director in early May and began work, taking over from 10 year veteran, Freddie Rasberry. Joel directed a non-profit housing program for 12 years in Hattiesburg before moving to Starkville with his wife and family. Joel can be reached at jdowney.starkvillehabitat@
HOPE Lane Development Gets City Approval
Hope Lane, a five house habitat development on the East side of DL Conner (N. Washington St.) has been approved by the City’s Planning and Development Division. Springer Engineering is soliciting bids for the development of a road, electrical, water and sewer. Construction of the first home is scheduled to begin in August of 2014.