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Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Honored with Hampton Roads Housing Consortium Award for 3D Printed House Project

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg continues to receive recognition for completing the first-ever 3D Habitat house in the nation.

The local affiliate of the international nonprofit earned the Special Project Award from Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC). This award recognizes an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding commitment, effectiveness and innovation in meeting any housing-related needs through a project or specific program.

Habitat’s 3D printed house completed in Williamsburg in December 2021 was a collaborative project with construction company Alquist 3D and James City County that saved up to 15% on construction costs by using 3D printing technology to print the exterior walls of the house. Community volunteers, sponsors and the homebuyers — a family of two — participated in the construction. The family purchased the home through Habitat’s Homebuyer Program.

“HRHC award honorees exhibited dedication and commitment while providing a diverse spectrum of housing needs from innovative 3D housing, affordable community development, promotion of homebuyer products, and financial and housing counseling programs that serve Hampton Roads residents,” said Brett Sierra, HRHC Chair.

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg was recognized during the HRHC’s 16th Annual Awards luncheon on Oct. 20 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Hampton Roads Housing Consortium is a voluntary association of governmental, private and non-profit organizations and individuals committed to improving affordable housing opportunities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) also provides ongoing technical assistance and administrative support to the HRHC.

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