Habitat CFC’s Pope Francis House

The Pope Francis House has been completed! The Home Dedication took place May 21, 2016 and the Zepeda family moved into their new home shortly after. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!!!

About the Pope Francis House…

In 2015-16, Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) built this home in honor of Pope Francis! On Saturday, May 16, 2015 we broke ground for construction to begin on 51 George Street in Bridgeport, CT. The home was purchased by Marlon and Magaly (Maggie) Zepeda, who are the proud parents of two children, Joshua and Aliana. The family are active members of the St. Augustine Cathedral parish. 51 George Street is not far from the Cathedral and very close to the Thomas Merton Center. The family moved into their Habitat home along with Maggie’s mother, Milagros Ortiz.

The Pope Francis House was partially sponsored by an anonymous donation. The purpose of the Pope Francis Build was:

  • To honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church;
  • To provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers to work towards a common goal (as Pope Francis says, “Work confers dignity”);
  • To further Habitat’s mission of building, and preserving homes.