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Habitat Susquehanna’s first subdivision receives bond bill financing

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BEL AIR — Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna celebrated the dedication of its 109th home with speeches, cake and a tour of Kathryn Bordone’s new house on Freedom Lane in Havre de Grace.

The single-family home is part of a larger capital project, Habitat Susquehanna’s first subdivision. Plans for the Havre de Grace lot bordering Freedom, Revolution and Stokes streets will also include six duplex units. Bordone’s house celebration was made extra special with the announcement that Habitat Susquehanna’s request for funding for this seven-home subdivision was approved for $100,000 by the state of Maryland. In total, $175,000 was requested through a bond bill.

State Sen. Bob Cassilly introduced the bond bill in the Maryland State Senate while a companion bill was introduced by Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, and co-sponsored by fellow Harford County delegates Susan McComas and Steve Johnson, in the House of Delegates.

On Wednesday, May 8, Cassilly toured Bordone’s house and visited the lot where construction of two of the six duplex units has already begun. Those two homes were the focus of Women Build Week activities the first full week of May during which 11 teams made up of individuals and businesses raised funds for the homes and volunteered one day each at the build site.

Women Build Week is an annual, national event encouraging women construction volunteers to unite in helping to build up their communities. The homebuyers for the two designated Women Build houses are single mothers.

Fundraising for the subdivision — dubbed the Revolutionary Homeownership project — is ongoing. To date, sponsors have included APGFCU, Bank of America, Bob Ward Companies, Harford County Government, Harford Mutual, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association, Saint Margaret Parish of Bel Air, the City of Havre de Grace, Community Legacy Program, the State of Maryland and Wells Fargo.

Businesses interested in being a major house sponsor for the Revolutionary Homeownership project can contact Megan Lally, director of development, at or call 410-638-4434 ext. 7240.

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