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Homeowner Workshop Center boosts Habitat opportunities

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Habitat president Charles Moore with Gus Heard-Hughes (right) of the Community Foundation at the Center opening

When Habitat of Greater Birmingham opened the new Homeowner Workshop Center last week, we joined in celebrating the new opportunities it brings for individuals and families to secure their economic future with quality, stable and affordable housing. For new homeowners working with Habitat, as well as for the community at large, the Center offers financial training as well as practical skills to maintain or improve their homes.

Learn to manage your budget or conserve energy and lower heating and cooling costs. Participate in a hands-on workshop to learn how to handle siding, roofing, drywall, kitchen and bathroom renovations. All this is possible at the Center, located next to the Habitat ReStore on Crestwood Boulevard in Irondale.

We are proud to serve as partners with Habitat by supporting the Center as well as through our shared commitment to tornado recovery. In 2012 alone, this Habitat affiliate assisted a record 258 families, but so many more are in need of quality, affordable housing, as well as the ability to prepare themselves for success as homeowners.

Thanks also to Wells Fargo and State Farm and to Habitat staff and volunteers who keep this great program going to benefit our whole region.

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