Conexión San Ángelo / Austin Vandiver, ASU intern / photo courtesy, Jim Sanchez

SAN ANGELO - The Galilee Community Development Corp. broke ground at the 200 block of W. 16th St. to begin a new program after receiving funding on Thursday afternoon, March 22. 

The “Jeremiah Plan” will assist families on the verge of becoming homeless by providing affordable housing while promoting self-sufficiency and family preservation.

From left to right, Terry Shaner, Manny Campos, Michelle Pape Texas State Bank, Will Slaughter First National Bank of Mertzon, Mort Mertz First National Bank of Mertzon, Tom Early San Angelo Health Foundation, Tony Rojo Crockett National Bank.

The transitional homes will give families a secure place to live for 12-18 months and each family is required to participate in financial classes and use other resources in the community to help prepare them to move into stable housing once on their own again.

Construction of the three bed/two bath homes are expected to be complete by November. These homes will include appliances, a fenced backyard, a single car garage, and be priced at $721 per month.

The Jeremiah Plan is dedicated to Rev. Floyd Crider, founder of Galilee CDC.

The project is being funded by The San Angelo Health Foundation, the King Foundation, First National Bank of Mertzon, Crockett National Bank, Texas State Bank, anonymous donors, as well as investments from Galilee CDC’s own equity and land, many local organizations plan to provide needed social services to families also.

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