New Habitat for Humanity house finished in Troy

January 24, 2019 12:37 PM

TROY - "Habit for Humanity Capital District" is at it again. This time, celebrating the completion of what's being called the "Phoenix House" on 5th Avenue in north central Troy.

The two-family home was rebuilt from the foundation up after fire destroyed it back in the 1990s.

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The house has been transformed into to two spacious, brand-new units.

The new first-time homebuyer, 26-year-old Jahsiah Harris, also contributed 250 volunteer hours to help get it built.

"It's very humbling. I remember being a young mom living in the Equinox youth shelter and bouncing from house to house and now that I'm 26 and going to be a homeowner as well as a landlord, that's a blessing and humbling and excited and it means a lot," said Harris.

This is the fifth Habitat house on this block alone in Troy.


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