21 Aetna Street, Worcester
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! Our groundbreaking ceremony was on Friday, December 4, 2015, and building is well underway.
Pictured above from Left to Right: Guy Webb – Executive Director of Home Builders & Remodelers Association, Central Massachusetts; Ed Augustus – City Manager of Worcester; Tim Firment – Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity MW/GW; Bryan Clancy – Board President of Habitat for Humanity MW/GW; Ron Cino – Head of School, Worcester Academy; Mullen Sawyer – Executive Director of the Oak Hill CDC
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.
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
Thank you for building homes, communities, and hope!
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