Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity kicked off work on a new 5-home affordable housing development in Ashland. Having just finished site work and in preparation for new construction to begin, We held a Community Kickoff on Saturday, November 11th, from 11am -1pm at the corner of S. Taylor Street and Arlington Street.

STAR Kickoff included the following people:                   

Renee Robinson, Habitat Executive Director

Shera Glasco, Habitat Board Member

Perry Hickman, USDA Rural Development, State Director

Sue Dibble, Hanover County Board of Supervisors

John Hodges, Town of Ashland, Vice Mayor

Pam Sopall, newly elected Ashland Town Council

Staff from Virginia Housing

Habitat also celebrated their 80th Home Groundbreaking with Christopher Jackson, the future home buyer of the first home in STAR.

Check out this great article on our event at https://richmond.com/news/community/mechanicsville-local/rising-star-habitat-kicks-off-of-new-five-home-development/article_cd1fb2e6-830b-11ee-aad5-ab5bc8db90bb.html. We were blessed to have so many people in attendance. We cannot wait for construction on the homes to begin!

Thank You…

We are grateful for the support towards this project from these community partners:

Department of Housing and Community Development’s Affordable and Special Needs Housing program.

PDC Housing Program through Virginia HousingPlanRVA and Partnership for Housing Affordability.

Wells Fargo 

Capital One

First Citizens Bank

Thank you to our site work partner, Gibraltar Contracting.

Chris Jackson
Chris JacksonFuture Homeowner
Chris speaks to the crowd after breaking ground on his future home.
Chris and Family
Chris and FamilyBreaking Ground
Habitat broke ground on their 80th home, located in the STAR development. This home will be purchased by Chris for him and his young son.
Shera Glasco
Shera GlascoBoard Member
On this day, November 11, 2023, Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity presented a new house plan for the South Taylor and Arlington Street development named in honor of Shera Glasco for her ongoing dedication and service to our organization.
Perry Hickman
Perry HickmanUSDA Rural Development, State Director
Perry Hickman speaks at the STAR kickoff event about the partnership between USDA and Habitat.
Virginia Housing
Virginia Housing
Representatives from Virginia Housing take a picture with Renee, Habitat Executive Director. Virginia Housing was in attendance to support the upcoming development.
John Hodges
John HodgesTown of Ashland Vice Mayor
John Hodges is the Town of Ashland Vice Mayor, as well as long-time supporter of Habitat. He speaks to the crowd with excitement about the upcoming development.
Sue Dibble
Sue DibbleHanover County Board of Supervisors
Sue Dibble and her husband enjoy time with the community as Habitat celebrates the upcoming 18 month project of 5 affordable homes.
Pam Sopall
Pam SopallNewly Elected Ashland Town Council
Pam Sopall, newly elected Ashland Town Council Member, attended the kickoff event. She is excited to get her hands dirty and help work on these homes!
Renee Robinson
Renee RobinsonExecutive Director
Renee Robinson leads the day’s event and speaks to the crowd.