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Pensacola Habitat alters floor plan for family with disability.

 Contact: Crystal Scott, Director of Resource Development

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

850-434-5456

cscott@pensacolahabitat.org

Pensacola Habitat alters floor plan for family with disability. 

Pensacola (July 1, 2019) – Pensacola Habitat for Humanity homeowner, John McClendon, along with his wife Bethany and their two children, will be closing on their home located in Roberts Circle in Cantonment, FL on Monday, July 1, 2019. John McClendon has been wheelchair-bound since breaking his neck in a diving accident several years ago. Pensacola Habitat planners made changes to the blueprints to accommodate for his disability.

The McClendons’ home incorporates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) construction alterations to make the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen more comfortable and accessible for John McClendon. Adjustments include wider doorways, a roll-in shower in the master bathroom, roll-under sinks, enlarged master bathroom and bedroom to improve wheelchair mobility, and aligned sidewalk and entrances with no steps. While this is not the first home to be modified, it is possibly the most altered home Pensacola Habitat has built to date.

The continuous changes in house designs has helped Pensacola Habitat receive recognition in the community. This year, Pensacola Habitat won the Parade of Homes 2019 Outstanding Home Award in the $210,000 and below category.

“We now have seven different house plans for homebuyers to choose from.” Said Crystal Scott, Director of Resource Development at Pensacola Habitat. “This home was special because we were able to make small adjustments to the plan that the family chose, but these changes will make a huge difference for Mr. McClendon.”

“We didn’t know [our home] was going to be special,” said John McClendon. “Just having a place of our own was special.”

Closing will be at 8:30 AM at Pensacola Habitat for Humanity (300 W. Leonard St, Pensacola, FL).

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity expects to serve at least 40 families in the community during the new fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Crystal Scott at cscott@pensacolahabitat.org or 850-434-5456.

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