Hempstead Town Marks National Home Ownership Month by Breaking Ground on Affordable Home in Freeport

For more than a decade, June has been marked as National Home Ownership Month and for more than two decades, Hempstead Town has been dedicated to making home ownership possible for local residents. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and other town officials were joined by new homeowner Daveana Fischer and three of her children as they broke ground on the family’s home, which is part of Phase 14 of the town’s affordable homes program.

“Today is about making dreams come true for local families,” stated Murray. “The Fischer family is now achieving the American dream of home ownership.”

Through the town’s Affordable Homes program, Daveana and Guillermo Fischer and their children will soon move into a brand new, spacious home in Freeport. The house’s price tag is a fraction of the market rate of similar homes in the community.

“These are beautiful homes of the highest quality,” said Goosby.  “I congratulate this well-deserving family and wish them a future of happiness in their new home.”

“Our Affordable Homes program is creating a great house for a deserving family,” stated Santino. “What’s more, this lovely house will also enhance the surrounding neighborhood.”

The Fischer’s home will be on Elm Street in Freeport.  In addition, three affordable homes will be built on Ray Avenue in Freeport and three will be built on Lakewood Avenue in Roosevelt, as part of Phase 14. The 1,636 square-foot homes, constructed by Anray Custom Builders, feature three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, dining room, kitchen with pantry, living room, full basement and one-car garage. The homes will be sold for $172,000.

Hempstead Town is currently turning over the keys to five new homes that were built in Inwood as part of Phase 13 of this successful program.

To commemorate the special moment, Murray presented the Fischer family with melodic wind chimes for the family’s future home.

The Fischers have been living with family in Roosevelt, but have had dreams of owning their own home. For Guillermo, Daveana and their children, this dream will soon be a reality.

“As the saying goes, ‘a house is built with walls and beams, a home is made with love and dreams,’ and we couldn’t be happier to see the Fischer family’s dreams coming true as they see ground being broken on their new home,” concluded Murray.