21 Aetna Street, Worcester

We are proud to announce the completion of this project!
 Volunteers, sponsors, donors, friends, and family gathered to welcome the Romano family into their new home on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. Thank you to everyone who gave financial support and helped build alongside the Romano’s to make their dream of homeownership a reality.
Check out the news article covering the project, partners, and dedication ceremony.
See more pictures on our Facebook page!

A fresh start for 21 Aetna Street! Demolished over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2015, what was once a decrepit, vacant building is now being built into a new, modern, energy efficient duplex. Thanks to local sponsors and volunteers this duplex will become home to two families in need. Learn more about this project below and take a moment to thank our sponsors!

21 Aetna Street is located near Worcester Academy in a neighborhood impacted by urban blight. The previous home on the lot was unsuitable for occupancy. It has since been demolished and will be into a two-family home. We are working with the City of Worcester to repave the road in accordance with our neighborhood revitalization initiative. On March 2, 2015 the Worcester Academy Habitat Club and Head of Worcester Academy Ron Cino passed the key for 21 Aetna street HFH MWGW (pictured below). City Manager Ed Augustus and Chief Development Officer Mike Traynor were also present, representing the City of Worcester’s involvement with the project through a Community Block Grant.

Worcester Academy Key

21 Aetna Street is part of a larger, 5 year plan to complete a Neighborhood Revitalization of the area known as Union Hill. Through collaboration with the City of Worcester, Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, Worcester Academy, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department and area residents HFH MWGW is working to have a significant impact on the area building homes, community and hope. Read more about the Aetna Street project in our official press release!  For more information on the Neighborhood Revitalization of Union Hill click here: Worcester Telegram August 18, 2015

 Thank you to the sponsors of this build!

 

 The Stoddard Charitable Trust

The Fletcher Foundation

 

For Questions, Comments, or to Become a Sponsor contact:

Greater Worcester Director of Development, Deborah Huegel
508-799-9259 ext. 118
Deborah.Huegel@Habitatmwgw.org

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