Thanks to a donation from Bank of America,North Central Georgia Habitat for Humanity will hold a "first nail" dedication ceremony in Roswell for the Boling family this Saturday, Feb. 9.
The real estate owned (REO) donation is part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which the bank will donate up to 2,000 vacant properties for renovation or reconstruction over the next three years, according to a recent press release.
The home had been a foreclosure and was in need of extensive repairs. Habitat acquired the home in October and was able to renovate it with the help of HOME grant funds provided by the city of Roswell. The home was renovated to be accessible as the homeowner, Jonathan Boling, uses a wheelchair. In 2010, Boling was diagnosed with a debilitating spinal condition called Syringomyelia. His wife, Lynn, quit her job to care for him. The couple has two young children.
Their new home is located at 315 Crossville Court in Roswell. Mayor Jere Wood and several Roswell City Council members are expected to attend the ceremony, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.
Habitat is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent homes for purchase by low income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership. Since the North Central Georgia branch was inception in 1995, 233 homes have been completed and over 850 family members have been served in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties, according to the organization. For more information on Habitat for Humanity – North Central Georgia, visit www.habitat-ncg.org.