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Northern VA Fuller Center partners with community to repair homes
Submitted On May 20, 2010
Prince William County, Va. - Jeannette Morin and her four children—Christina, Ron, Rachel, and J.T.—recently moved into their newly renovated townhome in the Southbridge subdivision near Dumfries thanks to many nonprofit friends and volunteers.
Catholics for Housing and its executive director, Karen DeVito, had recently purchased the home using funds from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Teaming with several local nonprofit organizations, including Project Mend-A-House, the Northern Virginia Fuller Center for Housing, Northern Virginia Family Services and the Dale City Volunteer Fire De-partment Foundation, DeVito formed the Greater Prince William Housing Consortium last year.
The consortium received a $1.5 million grant and has committed to renovating 10 homes by September. The Morin family is the proud owner of the first of these renovated homes.