By Carol Britton Meyer
If all goes as planned, two more affordable Habitat for Humanity homes will be built in Hingham by Spring 2023.
These will be the fourth and fifth Habitat homes in town, including two on Central Street and another on Nokomis Road.
Plans are underway to build two affordable Colonial-style single-family homes at 302 and 304 Whiting Street in partnership with SSHH. The Hingham Affordable Housing Trust has played a big role in getting this project up and running.
SSHH volunteers will work alongside the individuals or families who are chosen to be the new homeowners, hammering, painting, and performing other tasks.
Each adult in the family is required to contribute 250 hours of their time toward building their new home. For those unable to do so, other volunteer opportunities are available, including providing lunches for the workers at the site.
"We'll be welcoming volunteers in late summer to help build these two homes," SSHH Executive Director Beth Lyons said recently. "It takes about 500 volunteers to build one house."
Habitat houses remain affordable in perpetuity through deed restrictions.