Fort Mill Times

Paradise Home Repair program needs homes

Habitat for Humanity needs help to revitalize the Paradise community in Fort Mill.

Habitat for Humanity of York County and Comporium are partnering for the Paradise Home Repair program. A meeting at Jerusalem Baptist Church will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss guidelines with and answer questions for Paradise residents. Residents or a representative from the home must be present Thursday for consideration in the coming round of improvements.

“We only do exterior home work that we can complete for $2,500 or less,” said Stefanie Barnette, community outreach director with Habitat. “We give priority to projects that involve safety issues or something that would lower the heating and cooling costs.”

The home repair project is one of three in York County. Habitat also does revitalization efforts for the Roosevelt neighborhood in Clover and Crawford Road in Rock Hill. The Paradise program began in November with four home repair projects.

In all, there were 22 projects completed last year.

Projects in Fort Mill last fall included a new roof, handicap ramp, painting and deck repairs. Homes were on Joe Louis and Steele streets.

Applications will be handed out Thursday and must be returned by Feb. 13. Habitat hopes to complete 10 projects in this round. Generally, more applications come in than there is funding to complete.

“It has to be based on need,” Barnette said.