Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on St. Thomas Court in Croydon
The former site of the St. Thomas Aquinas School is being transformed from a vacant building into three new homes in the Croydon section of Bristol Township.
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County broke ground last week on the site where three new single family homes will be constructed.
Named St. Thomas Court, the three homes at 130 Walnut St. will provide affordable home ownership options and offer a path to a brighter future for families, and create a direct pathway out of poverty Habitat officials said.
“Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County has blessed our community for decades and has been tireless advocates for affordable housing in our community,” Fitzpatrick said. “Thank you to our community sponsors who supported this project, and to the entire staff of Habitat for Humanity as you all continue your mission of helping to create a better life for our Bucks County families.”
Rev David Fernandes said the project is certainly a “…bittersweet time for the families of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. It is sweet, in that from this property, three new homes will be raised to serve the greater good, making quality, affordable homes available in our community.”
The Bucks County Redevelopment Authority Blue Rock Construction, Parx Casino, Penn Community Bank, Pulte Group, Woodside Church, and William Penn Bank all have an instrumental hand in transforming the property. The redevelopment effort also received funding through a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Financing Authority.
“At Habitat Bucks, we build more than just high-quality, energy-efficient homes,” said Florence Kawoczka, Habitat Bucks’ executive director. “We are laying foundations that will stand the test of time, ensuring a legacy of secure and stable homes for generations to come. There is, without question, a positive ripple effect upon the entire community.”
Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County’s mission is “Building Communities, Empowering Families.”
Since then, it has built or fully renovated 127 homes that are affordable in Bucks County through its Homeownership Program, which provides an opportunity for low and moderate-income families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat.