MCKINNEY, TX, (August 30, 2017) – North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) and McKinney Housing Authority (MHA) received formal approval from the Board of McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) authorizing funding for their proposals for affordable housing projects in the City of McKinney. NCC Habitat received $331,072 which will be used to purchase land for a large scale housing development to be constructed by NCC Habitat volunteers and sponsors, repair 15 existing homes for low to moderate income families, and purchase materials for a new construction home which will be built by Job Corps job training students and McKinney ISD students learning construction trades. The joint venture of MHA and Carleton Development, Ltd. received $500,000 to be used in the rehabilitation and reconstruction and expansion of Merritt McGowan Manor, a sixty-two year old, low-income, multi-family project located on 10.205 acres in McKinney. Both projects will be built in East McKinney and serve low to moderate income families in need of shelter.
“These are great strides for affordable housing in McKinney,” said Celeste H. Cox, Chief Executive Officer of NCC Habitat. “We, and the families we serve, are grateful to MCDC for recognizing the need for affordable housing in McKinney and working to improve the quality of life for all who live and work here. These projects will bring affordable housing to a combined 182 families addressing the need for both permanent housing solutions, like those through NCC Habitat, and stable housing needs like the MHA Merritt McGowan Manor project. We are thrilled to be a part of this movement to strengthen and preserve lower to moderate income families providing them the basic need for shelter.”
Roslyn Miller, Executive Director of the MHA, said, “MHA receives calls, emails and walk-in inquiries daily from many families, millennials graduating high school and college, returning veterans and elderly and disabled who live here in McKinney and other parts of Collin County. Many struggle to find an affordable place to live with dignity and security. We hear their stories and see their tears. We are thrilled to partner with MCDC, City of McKinney and Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing solutions for the various stages of life. This development will be a state of the art community offering amenities to not only enhance the quality of life for our residents, but provide onsite self-sufficiency and work force development tools as well.”
“It’s important to the McKinney Community Development Corporation board of directors that McKinney’s low income residents have access to safe, secure, and affordable housing options in our community,” said Cindy Schneible, President of MCDC. “The projects initiated by North Collin County Habitat for Humanity and the McKinney Housing Authority will improve quality of life in our community and provide access to resources that will contribute to workforce development and economic strength in McKinney. MCDC appreciates the opportunity to support these two very significant projects”
About North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. We put God’s love into action by building homes and communities. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. We encourage positive relationships throughout the community by advocating for fair housing policies and by providing training to help families improve their shelter conditions.
NCC Habitat was incorporated in 1992. We enable families throughout northern Collin County (Anna, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, and Prosper) to achieve the dream of home ownership and dignity. With the help of partnerships, NCC Habitat has built over 100 new homes and repaired over 150 existing homes. Our Affordable Housing Programs provide strength, stability and self-reliance for low to moderate income families. The Home Repair program is called “A Brush With Kindness” where we help low income families with exterior repairs including roof, siding, paint and general clean up. Most of those served through this program (mostly seniors). Internationally, NCC Habitat has built over 80 homes in Mexico, Egypt, Asia Tsunami & Honduras. Habitat also operates a ReStore that is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday. We sell new and gently used building materials and furniture to the public.
About McKinney Housing Authority
The McKinney Housing Authority’s mission is to serve the housing needs of low to moderate income families in the authority’s jurisdiction in order to 1) increase the availability of decent, safe and affordable housing in its communities; 2) ensure equal opportunity in housing; 3) enhance self-sufficiency; 4) promote community quality of life and 5) economic viability. Our vision is for all in McKinney to “Live, Serve and Thrive in our Community in a Spirit of Excellence!”
About McKinney Community Development Corporation
MCDC is an organization with a mission to promote and preserve quality of life in McKinney, TX. The corporation was established in 1996 when voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to be used to support community and economic development projects that enhance quality of life in McKinney. For more information about MCDC, please visit www.mckinneycdc.org.
|Habitat Media Contact
Celeste H. Cox
Chief Executive Officer
NCC Habitat for Humanity
2060 Couch Drive
McKinney, TX 75069
|MCDC Media Contact
5900 S. Lake Forest Drive
McKinney, TX 75070
|McKinney Housing Authority Contact
McKinney Housing Authority
1200 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069