Home for the Holidays

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate Rehabbed Historic Home in Laurel


Sussex County Habitat for Humanity dedicated a newly rehabilitated home in Laurel’s Old Town Neighborhood on Wednesday, December 18th. Located at 208 Oak Street, this is the fourth of six Habitat home rehabilitations planned in that neighborhood.

Project construction on the historic home began in February and was completed last month by hundreds of volunteers, including the Habitat homebuyer Ms. Scye, under the supervision of Sussex County Habitat construction managers. Following the home dedication, Ms. Scye will purchase the home with an affordable Habitat mortgage just in time for Christmas.

The historic home, dating back to 1840 and moved to its current site in 1910, is part of a larger downtown Laurel revitalization strategy. In all, ten houses will be constructed or rehabilitated as part of the Old Town Strong Neighborhoods partnership that includes the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, MDHC, NCALL, and the Town of Laurel. This project was made possible by a $500,000 Strong Neighborhoods Housing Grant from the Delaware State Housing Authority.

About Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. For more information or to donate, visit SussexCountyHabitat.org.