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SAVANNAH, GA – JUNE 15, 2023 – Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity (CEHFH) hosted their Annual Meeting at Marker 46A at the Isle of Hope Marina on Thursday, June 15. The meeting highlighted the local nonprofit’s achievements in addressing the affordable homeownership crisis in our region, elected new members to the board and shared goals for the upcoming year including planned celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the organization.  

In 2022, CEHFH completed five new homes, broke ground on four 4-bedroom houses in Garden City called “The Spivey Project”, and celebrated 48 partner families who paid off their mortgage. A few goals that the organization has for this year include completing 10 homes, to increase the number of partner families from 11 to 29, and to secure land for future developments. New members that were elected to the board include Brandy Adams of Georgia Ports Authority, Michael Hughes of Thomas and Hutton, Stuart Wallace of Hunter McLean, and Brittany Jackson of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, who is also a new homeowner through the CEHFH. CEHFH concluded the meeting with their unique tradition of “mortgage burning” where one partner family, who paid off their mortgage, burned a document to symbolize paying off that debt. 

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity works in this community as an affordable homeownership ministry committed to partnering with low-income, working families to realize their dream of owning quality, affordable and energy-efficient homes in safe and revitalizing neighborhoods in Chatham County, GA. As one of 1,600 affiliates in the US and part of Habitat for Humanity International. For more information about the organization, volunteer opportunities, partner family applications, and initiatives, please visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram using the handle @habitatsavannah.  

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