Through the foreclosure remediation program, Habitat for Humanity Lansing specifically selects neighborhoods that will benefit from such an investment. According to Julie Burtch, development director for Habitat, the home is in a Lansing neighborhood that needs investment but is poised to rebound quickly.
"On an individual basis, this program helps families move into affordable, safe housing," says Burtch. "At a macro-level, we are able to make neighborhoods better through home rehabilitation. We hope to see property values and owner-occupancy rise as a result of this project."
Habitat has already selected the second home for the remediation program and plans to build this summer.
Source: Julie Burtch, Habitat for Humanity Lansing