Habitat 27 house - a rehabOrange County Habitat's 27 Home -
permanent home for Laurie Rogers, John Brown and
their children Isaiah and Ariana

 This nice old house was on the market for some time before the bank foreclosed on the mortgage and took it over. Habitat for Humanity was able to purchase it with the help of a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant, State funds, and funds provided by our loyal individual donors.

Dedication of Lauri and John's home.March 16, 2014- The Habitat for Humanity house in Gordonsville completed last spring was dedicated today...before the snow began, and just after UVA beat Duke!  Good timing!

Dedication CakeUsing funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Orange Habitat for Humanity was able to buy this house, which was in foreclosure.  We rehabbed it in record time, and sold it to Laurie & John.  

At the dedication today, we remembered all the other families that have lived in this house, other children that played in this yard.  And now, thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, it is home to a new family.
                              Congratulations Laurie & John!

John, Laurie, Isaiah (6), and Ariana (2)
Laurie Rogers,
John Brown
and their children
Isaiah (6),
and Ariana (2).

Laurie Rogers has worked for 6 years in the office of the Culpepper Health Department. She plans to study Spanish in order to better communicate with the health department patients. Isaiah is 6 and attends Orange Elementary School and is in Mrs. Winkler's class. John works in construction when he can and takes care of Ariana the rest of the time. Laurie's mother also shares the pleasant task of looking after Ariana.

The Orange Review had an excellent article on the family and how Habit for Humanity works on January 2, 2013. See Habitat's helping hand

Dedication of 27th house
The partner family, habitat board members and volunteer workers at the house dedication. Volunteers and John Brown worked hard to do all the little and big things needed to put the house in condition for the family to move in. Although there still some outside work to do, the family moved in to a warm house on the evening of January 25, 2013.

With the help of contractors, a new heat pump was installed, the roof was patched and painted and ceilings in a bedroom and upstairs hall were repaired. Volunteers pitched to replace the rotting columns on the front porch, paint the porches and bedrooms. fix lights, install a new kitchen counter top and new refrigerator, stove, washer and drier, add insulation, put down a vapor barrier in the crawl space, repair broken water pipes and other little repair and fix-up jobs. A special thanks to:

Bill finishing baseboard Painting Door
Painting bedroom

Volunteers at work repairing baseboards, painting door and lots of trim touch-up and painting bedroom after ceiling was replaced.



Below is a section of the attic before and after we blew in 25 bales of insulation. There were quite a few hard to get to areas where there was no insulation to start with.

Attic before blown in insulation Attic after blown in insulation