Safeguard Partners with Habitat to Revitalize Fairfax Neighborhood
Fairfax Festival of Community Revitalization helps families buy homes
CLEVELAND, OH – More than 250 volunteers, residents, families and staff from around the country came together on Sunday, June 29 for a festival of community revitalization in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Safeguard Properties, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FDRC) and SecureView, LLC. to dedicate a day of service to help 25 existing homeowners with exterior home repairs, remove yard debris and make landscaping improvements.
Last year, Safeguard Properties and 100 of its employees and vendors from around the country dedicated a day to helping existing homeowners on Colfax Road. Pleased with the results, Safeguard will assemble 150 volunteers to work with another 100 families, staff and local volunteers on June 29th. Safeguard is underwriting the cost of the exterior projects.
“Safeguard Properties is committed to Cleveland and emphasizes community service to its employees and vendors,” commented Palmer DePetro, Director of REO Regional Coordinators for Safeguard, and a member of Habitat’s Board of Directors. “We are excited to be back this year to advance this community revitalization effort.”
“This is a great example of partnering with organizations to help existing homeowners,” stated John Habat, Habitat’s Executive Director. “On June 29, we will help 25 existing residents with improvements such as porch and fence repair, landscaping and debris removal; 25 additional families will be helped later in the summer. All assisted homeowners will help with the projects, and pay a nominal fee to help provide materials.
Another new Habitat partner family has completed its sweat equity requirement and will be accepted the keys to a new home.
Habitat is also fully rehabbing eight vacant houses for new Habitat Partner Families in Fairfax in 2014.
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Please click here for Habitat for Humanity’s official press release prior to the event.
Safeguard Properties is the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and based in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions. Safeguard employs approximately 1,700 people, in addition to a network of thousands of contractors nationally. Website: www.safeguardproperties.com.