This donated Hampton property is part of a three-year national partnership announced last year through which the bank will donate up to 2,000 vacant properties to Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide for renovation or reconstruction. This is the 5th home donated to HabitatPGW!
The excited homeowner-to-be is Chontae Cook, who was born and raised in Pensacola, FL and became a resident of Newport News in 2006. Chontae is an employee with the City of Newport News and the mother of a beautiful little girl! Chontae has completed all 200 hours of “sweat equity," and she will repay her no-interest mortgage over a period of 30 years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a hand up, rather than a hand out.