Some of the Washington area’s top CEOs will gather at a “Raise the Walls” event on Nov. 14 to help build the 100th house that Habitat NOVA has constructed in Northern Virginia.
Located in Alexandria, the 1,600-square-foot house will be built for a Marine veteran who was wounded in the line of duty. Habitat NOVA’s 100 Families Served Campaign focuses on helping veterans and active-duty military become homeowners.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house will be built to EarthCraft Gold standards and Energy Star certifications to ensure energy efficiency and affordability. It is one of two single-family houses to be constructed on the property.
Companies participating include Freddie Mac, JBG Smith, HITT Contracting, the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, Craddock Group, PenFed Foundation, Leidos and Streetsense.
“I am genuinely honored to join Habitat for Humanity and raise awareness about the need for affordable housing,” Dan Berger, president and CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, said in an email. “Credit unions are deeply committed to ensuring families have access to the products and services they most need.”
“Over the years, we have worked on many planning initiatives throughout the D.C. metro region, and we wholeheartedly believe in the mission to bring awareness to the region’s need for affordable homeownership and housing,” Brian Taff, CEO of Streetsense, said in an email. “We look forward to working alongside our neighbors and Habitat NOVA to support local families with stable and safe foundations for generations to come.”