Edgewood, MD – From House to Home

From House to Home purchased this home through NCST’s NSI First Look program and spent more than $34,000 rehabbing this property. According to the neighbors, the house had been empty for at least two years, so when From House to Home began their work, the neighbors were thrilled.

Renovation on the home included opening some of the walls to provide a better flow that families now desire, and the basement was finished out to create extra living space including a third bedroom and large recreation room. Throughout the home sheetrock and paneling, including ceilings, were repaired and freshly painted, the hardwood floors were refinished, windows were replaced, ceiling fans were installed, all vent covers, outlets, switches and switch plates were replaced, new light fixtures were installed, and in the kitchen new cabinets were installed along with new appliances. The exterior of the home was power-washed, the fence was repaired, the deck and ramp were repaired and stained, new light fixtures were installed, and the shutters were painted. The plumbing, electricity and HVAC were all thoroughly checked and repaired to ensure a safe, reliable environment.

The new renter-occupants are a family with three children, earning less than 80% AMI. The couple is expecting another child. She is a Veteran, and he was a widowed Father. He had been living in a small apartment with the three children, and all are glad to now live in a home where everyone has their own space, plus a yard to play in outside. They also look forward to entertaining family and friends when the new baby arrives. The home is near two military bases, grocery stores and shopping, schools, and the public library.