Housatonic Habitat for Humanity will be part of a new collaborative launching a new pilot program to help local seniors age in place in their homes. Minor interior housing at several Sherman and New Fairfield homes are part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Social Service offices of Sherman and New Fairfield, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity and Rebels Care. The program was created in collaboration with Tim Simpkins, Director of New Fairfield and Sherman’s Health Departments, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together of Litchfield County, Rebels Care, New Fairfield Lions Club and the Sherman and New Fairfield Social Service departments.
Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consists of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps. By providing decent, affordable, safe housing to qualified regional families, Habitat contributes to community revitalization in the greater Danbury region by creating homes that can transform a street and neighborhood and add value to the community.