Frontier Housing will be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year with a golf scramble and continuing work on the Mutual Self-Help Project.
Frontier Housing, located at 5445 Flemingsburg Road, was founded in 1974 in Morehead by four churches and a Holy Cross brother. Then the organization was primarily made up of volunteers, church members and citizens. The focus was making lives better through housing solutions at an affordable cost.
That’s still the focus today.
In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Frontier Housing members have decided to host a golf scramble.
For five consecutive years, the Friends of Frontier golf scramble was held as a fundraiser.
This year, Frontier is going back to its beginnings: getting people into homes that are safe, affordable and livable.
Funds raised will be used for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The projected cost for making the program successful this year is $89,000.
The golf scramble will be held Friday, May 17, at Eagle Trace Golf Course. Frontier is still actively recruiting teams and sponsors.
Sponsorships begin at $100 for a tee or green sponsorship. Donation deadline to be featured in print materials is Friday, May 3. Registration deadline for teams is the morning of the event.
For more information contact Wendy Puckett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 784-2131 ext. 241 for details.
Other events for the year include activities associated with Frontier Housing’s Mutual Self-Help Project.
Building Community with Your Elected Officials is Saturday, June 8, at Edgewood, the project site.
This volunteer event is designed to bring together elected officials, both local and regional, along with volunteers and participating families.
The event is held in conjunction with National Homeownership Month.
The Mutual Self-Help program is a way to help families and individuals achieve home ownership. Frontier Housing is helping 16 low-income households realize their dreams over the next two years.
Frontier Housing will bring homebuyers together to build groups of 4-7 households, and will lead them through the process of cooperatively building their homes.
The homes will be located off Rice Road in the Edgewood Community near the I-64 interchange at Farmers-Sharkey.
On Saturday, June 15, Frontier will host members of the organization Bearded Villains to work on the home sites.
The group is dedicated to “The Beard. Charity. Family. Respect. Loyalty” and the “betterment of mankind through fraternity, charity and kindness.”
Originally established in 2014 in California, the group has grown worldwide.
Contact Madison Mathieu, Frontier’s Group Worker, for further details or to sign up. Contact her at email@example.com or by telephone at 207-7955.