What is a Blitz Build

A week-long construction event to raise and enclose the first two houses in Greater Jackson Habitat’s DeLand Pointe neighborhood. You will work alongside Habitat staff, volunteers, and contractors to raise the walls and roofs, install siding, and weatherize the homes.

DeLand Pointe will be a 6-house neighborhood located adjacent to the new Jackson YMCA on the corners of W. Franklin Street, S. Mechanic Street, and W. Mason Street.

Each family matched with these homes will have completed HUD-certified financial counseling, completed 300 hours of sweat equity, and established the means to purchase the home.

What to expect on your Build Day

A construction site does not always operate as planned and build schedules can get ahead of schedule, or even, behind schedule. However, your build day will resemble the below timeline:

7:00 AM: Arrive on Site
7:15 AM: Attend Briefing and Safety Meetings
8:00 AM: Start Building
12:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM: Resume Work
3:30 PM: Site Clean-Up
4:00 PM: Sign-Out

Blitz Build Week

The Blitz Build will take place from August 16 – August 20, 2021. Volunteer groups from around the city will take part in the construction process.

8/16: Frame 1st floors and deck 2nd floors

8/17: Frame 2nd floors

8/18: Install roof trusses and plywood

8/19: Enclose 1st house

8/20: Enclose 2nd house


What to Bring*

Work Boots or Protective Shoes

Safety Glasses and Ear Protection

Long Jean Pants

Necessary Medication

*Greater Jackson Habitat will provide the necessary safety equipment but feel free to bring your personal equipment if desired.


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