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Rockland Habitat For Humanity Buys Hillburn Property

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Habitat For Humanity of Rockland has purchased a foreclosed county-owned properties in Hillburn. The tax delinquent property at 28 and a home at 32 Second Street were purchased for $53,932.01 which is the amount of delinquent tax due to the County through December 31, 2019.

“Selling these tax delinquent properties to Habitat For Humanity is a win-win for residents of the county and the Village of Hillburn,” said County Executive Ed Day. “This organization is able to do amazing things for deserving residents while improving the character of our community. I look forward to seeing the turnaround of these properties.”

The home at 32 Second Street is a 1,341 square foot, three bedroom, one-bath single-family home on .18 acres built in 1952 with an assessed value of $29,000. The vacant land at 28 Second Street has 35 feet of frontage and goes back 75 feet or roughly 0.06 acres. Its assessed value is $700.

County Legislator Charles Falciglia, Village of Hillburn Mayor Joseph Tursi and members of Habitat For Humanity of Rockland attended the Resolution signing.

This purchase represents the fourth house the organization has bought in Hillburn and the tenth in Rockland County. The closing for these properties is expected to take place before the end of the month.

“Habitat For Humanity is a real-life home improvement show,” said Lalciglia. “Every home improved enhances the value and pride in a neighborhood.”

Habitat For Humanity of Rockland intends to retrofit the houses to meet Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes standard. This will create improved indoor health conditions for the new homeowners while being cash-positive from the moment of occupancy due to smart energy-efficient upgrades.

“The Village is thrilled to be partnering with Habitat For Humanity and the County of Rockland to bring affordable housing to not only Hillburn, but to Rockland County as well,” said Mayor Tursi. “Our village is committed to continuing our relationship with the county and Habitat For Humanity to bring more projects like these to our communities. We would like to thank County Executive Ed Day, Keith Albert of Habitat For Humanity and Stephen Powers from the County Executive’s Office for their collaboration to help bring this project to fruition.”

Habitat For Humanity of Rockland is a nonprofit housing organization working in Rockland County. Their mission is to work in partnership with Rockland County volunteers and qualified low-income families of all races, religions, and creeds to build and renovate homes so that there is decent, safe, affordable housing where working families can live and grow in a stable environment.

“This Home will be a win for another deserving Rockland working family and be a credit to the community,” said Keith Albert, executive director for Habitat For Humanity of Rockland.

For more information or to learn how to volunteer visit: https://www.habitatrockland.org/