In The Rockaways, Hurricane Sandy destroyed entire blocks of homes of 9/11 first-responder men and women. A community of hard-working dedicated firefighters and EMTs are focused on rebuilding their homes and restoring their neighborhood. As families struggle to navigate the rebuilding process, Architecture for Humanity aims to help deserving families get back on their feet.
Architecture for Humanity will identify and build an entire block of homes for the families of first responders. A team of architects will lend their expertise to design and build safe, resilient and sustainable homes alongside the families. This program will be based on our highly successful Biloxi Model Home program completed post-Hurricane Katrina.