Examples of Typical Projects
Since 2000, Habitat Bermuda has completed more than 89 projects and helped more than 257 families improve their quality of life through more adequate and secure housing.
At the time of the application to Habitat for Humanity of Bermuda, a multi-generational family were living in a two-storey, four apartment home in Warwick. The home and property required extensive work, including addressing critical safety issues, such as the erection of retraining walls, safety railings on porches, and repairing damage from an extensive leak. In addition, work needed to be completed so that more family members could move in.
Habitat Bermuda, with the help of the family, has completed two apartments, including the electricals, plumbing, installation of kitchen cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, and hanging of doors. The foundation for retaining walls has been prepared, safety railings were added to porches and staircases, and the majority of the building has been plastered and painted.
At this point, the family has nearly all the necessary building materials to complete the necessary work on the house,
including tile, plumbing fixtures, and door hardware, but more funds are necessary to complete necessary renovations on the main house and on the property. Habitat is assisting the family seek both funding and volunteers to complete this work.
At the time of the application to Habitat of Humanity of Bermuda, the lower apartment of a two-storey building in Devonshire needed upgrading for health and safety reasons. A single mother with two children lives in the apartment, and renovations were urgent due to one child suffering from asthma, the symptoms of which were exacerbated by mould and
dampness stemming from a leak from the bathroom seeping into the child’s room. As well, the doors and windows of the apartment were rotten and needed to be replaced.
Habitat Bermuda, with the assistance of the family, replaced the doors and windows, some internal fixtures, and the carpet of the apartment. As well, Habitat Bermuda tiled the floors that had been ruined by water-damage, fixed the leak from the bathroom and painted the roof. Thanks to the assistance of Bank of Bermuda’s volunteer team, the entire house was painted.
At this point, the family has some further projects to complete, and Habitat will be providing new paint for the internal walls.
At the time of the application to Habitat for Humanity of Bermuda, a multi-generational family was living in a three bedroom, two-storey building with a vacant lower bedroom apartment in Hamilton Parish. The property needed extensive repairs; including fixing a serious leak from the roof, replacing windows and carpet, and a massive clean up of debris was required. As well, the apartment needed to be completed so that it could be occupied.
Habitat Bermuda, with the help of the family, completed the majority of these renovations. As well, thanks to the assistance of Bank of Bermuda’s volunteer team, the entire building was painted.
At this point, the family would like to renovate internally to add more living quarters and an additional bathroom, so an architect was employed by Habitat Bermuda on behalf of the family to draw up plans. Once these plans are approved by the family they may be submitted to the Department of Planning for the family to precede.