An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team has been serving with Midcoast Habitat for Humanity during the month of May. The team helped to build two homes that the organization will provide to people in need.

The NCCC team of seven from the Atlantic Region campus of Baltimore made their contribution to the work of Habitat for Humanity through general construction labor, including replacing windows, as well as the cleanup and siding of the houses.

Through their service, NCCC members are aiding the organization in its pursuit to make affordable housing available to the 13 percent of Knox County residents who live below the poverty line. Habitat for Humanity has stepped in to salvage three houses that were otherwise to be condemned by the city, working to renovate and renew housing in an area that has the oldest housing stock in the nation.