Students Build Modular Home for Alumna

The Baltimore Sun tells MHProNews Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna partnered with Harford Technical High School in Bel Air to build a modular home for an alumna of the school to help her achieve the dream of homeownership. Work began on the home for Kimberly Johnson two years ago with students from freshmen to seniors in the construction trades program pitching in. Sponsored by Bank of America, the 966 square-foot home includes Energy Star appliances and lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, 100 percent recycled dry wall, and low-E windows. Michael Svesseze, trades and industry instructor at Harford, who supervises the construction, says the students must interview to be part of the project. “They have to learn those social skills, those project management skills, time management and budget skills, not just actual construction,” he says. One student wrote, “It taught me so much more than just building. It has also taught me about responsibility and ownership. I loved every moment working on it.”

(Photo credit: Habitat for Humanity/Baltimore Sun—Kimberly Johnson and daughters with new modular home)

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