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Habitat to Break Ground in West Side Community

Discover the latest efforts by Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam as we kick off the construction of a new home at 908 Grant Street.

Building Hope and Revitalizing Our Community

At Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam, our mission is to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through housing. We are thrilled to announce our latest endeavor: the construction of a new home at 908 Grant Street in Charleston, WV. This effort is not just about building a house; it’s about fostering community growth and revitalizing a historic neighborhood.

The Vision for 908 Grant Street

The 908 Grant Street home marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to provide affordable, quality housing to families in need. Located in Charleston’s West Side, this new home is part of a broader initiative to rejuvenate the area, bringing hope and opportunity to its residents.

Key Details

  • Location: 908 Grant Street, Charleston, WV
  • Start Date: May 20, 2024
  • Expected Completion Date: Approximately four months from the start date
  • Type: Single-family home construction
  • Beneficiaries: The homebuyer family will be selected through an application and orientation process
  • Funding: Supported by donors, grants, and subsidies

A Collaborative Effort

This home is a result of our strong collaboration with the Charleston Land Reuse Agency. On April 26, 2024, the CLRA executed a deed transferring the lot at 908 Grant Street to Habitat for Humanity. This partnership exemplifies the community's collective commitment to revitalizing the neighborhood and providing affordable housing options.

The CLRA has also offered financial incentives to help offset some construction costs. However, to fully realize our vision, we need additional support from volunteers and donors.

Why 908 Grant Street Matters

The construction of this home is more than just a building effort. It represents:

  1. Revitalization: This home is a critical step in revitalizing Charleston’s West Side neighborhood, setting the stage for future developments.
  2. Community Impact: Providing stable, affordable housing enhances the quality of life for families, promotes community stability, and fosters economic growth.
  3. Sustainability: Our building practices prioritize sustainability, using durable materials and energy-efficient systems to reduce long-term costs for homeowners.

Volunteer and Support Opportunities

We rely heavily on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers and donors. Here’s how you can get involved:

Volunteer: Whether you have construction experience or not, we welcome volunteers to help with various tasks. Our construction supervisor, Tiny, will guide you through everything you need to know. Sign up at 

Donate: Building an affordable home requires substantial resources. Your financial contributions, no matter the size, make a significant impact. Donate online at or by mail to 815 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

Join Us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony

We are excited to officially kick off the 908 Grant Street home with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM. This event is open to the public, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating this important milestone. Attendees will hear from Habitat for Humanity representatives and local officials about the significance of this home and the positive changes it will bring to our community.

Together, we can make a difference. By supporting the 908 Grant Street home, you are helping build a brighter, more stable future for a deserving family and contributing to the revitalization of our community. 


You can support this build by volunteering or donating online today.

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