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This album provides a photo journey of the construction of the Jama Family home. You will see volunteers in mission working side by side to provide affordable housing. The following churches contributed to this effort: Hilliard United Methodist, Indian Run United Methodist, Mountview Baptist, St. Brendan Catholic, St. James Lutheran, and Scioto Ridge United Methodist. We thank these churches and their volunteers!

Project history and links to past photos are archived below the photos on this page.

The photos below are from Sunday, November 18th when the home was dedicated, and the keys were turned over to the Jama family.

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Project history:
  • February and March 2007 - Secured pledges totaling $55,000.
  • April 20, 2007 - Habitat for Humanity-Greater Columbus approves our application.
  • May 2, 2007 - The empty lot.
  • May 15, 2007 - Basement walls have been poured.
  • May 21, 2007 - The forms have been removed, and the walls have been insulated.
  • May 30, 2007 - Planned to do the beam, sill plates and joist layout but no lumber was delivered.
  • June 2, 2007 - Cut and busted out basement floor concrete for beam posts, erected beam posts, built beam, erected beam and laid sill plates.
  • June 6, 2007 - Put up joists and started band boards.
  • June 9, 2007 - Finished band boards, laid decking and began building and raising exterior walls.
  • June 13, 2007 - Laid out remaining exterior walls, built the long exterior wall, and built all interior doors.
  • June 16, 2007 - Completed building and raising exterior walls and began interior wall construction and raising for the bedrooms.
  • June 20, 2007 - Completed building and raising interior walls for the bedrooms, bathrooms and hallway.
  • June 23, 2007 - Held Wall Raising Dedication Ceremony, constructed and raised kitchen walls, put on cap plates, built and raised front and rear porch posts and beams and completed OSB on band boards and exterior walls.
  • June 27, 2007 - Built and raised coat closet walls, marked truss layout, put in truss blocking, built rear porch post, and prepped all but one truss.
  • June 30, 2007 - Completed truss prep, raised all trusses, sheathed almost all of the roof, put on hurricane clips and put up fascia boards.
  • July 5, 2007 - Continued hurricane clips and started hanging insulation boards.
  • July 7, 2007 - Continued hanging insulation boards, laid roof felt and shingled most of the roof.
  • July 11, 2007 - Completed hanging insulation boards, taped all insulation board seams and wrapped all window openings.
  • July 14, 2007 - Completed shingling, sealed the insulation boards at the house's corners, installed all windows and exterior doors, sealed the windows after their installation, cut out interior door thresholds, finished kitchen and ceiling drywall deadwood, almost completed hurricane clips and almost completed baseboard deadwood.
  • July 18, 2007 - Reset the back porch post which was knocked out of plumb by the concrete pour, hung all vinyl corner posts, hung all vinyl siding starter strips, hung P-strips under all windows, hung J-channels around the doors and porches, and hung F-strips on the non-porch walls.
  • July 21, 2007 - Installed J-boxes, put in the basement stairs, erected the storage closet wall, wrapped the porch beams, added hurricane clips, sealed off the rear porch ceiling for insulation, added returns for the cornices and hung vinyl siding.
  • July 25, 2007 - Corrected vinyl siding under windows, hung fascia aluminum and soffit, cut in the heat and cold air registers and started the plumbing.
  • July 28, 2007 - Continued hanging vinyl siding, fascia aluminum and soffits.
  • August 1, 2007 - Continued hanging vinyl siding, fascia aluminum and soffits.
  • August 4, 2007 - Completed the vinyl siding, fascia aluminum and soffits, wrapped all porch posts, framed the basement stair ceiling, built the storage closet, framed the attic access hole, put in aluminium for HVAC vents, and put deadwood in the full bath.
  • August 11, 2007 - Fit and painted porch railings, continued plumbing and HVAC, built storage shed deck and walls, and raised the shed's trusses.
  • August 14, 2007 - Continued plumbing and HVAC, and put one coat of paint on the porch posts.
  • August 15, 2007 - Sheathed the shed roof, hung T-111 on the shed gables, hung fascia on shed gables, laid shed drip edge and roofing paper, installed baffles, painted porch railings, and built and installed a header for the living room return air vent.
  • August 18, 2007 - Installed porch railings, puttied screw holes, roofed shed, built shed doors, built and installed bath tub stub walls, installed deadwood in half bath, corrected stair closet, and installed thermostat wire.
  • August 20, 2007 - Continued HVAC duct work.
  • August 21, 2007 - Continued plumbing.
  • August 22, 2007 - Continued plumbing, continued HVAC duct work, built and raised basement wall, completed deadwood for half-bath and basement railing, and hung shed doors.
  • August 24, 2007 - Continued plumbing.
  • August 25, 2007 - Continued plumbing, trimmed shed, sanded and painted front porch railings, installed tub surround, installed full bath vent, built basement shelves, repositioned basement posts, and swept out house.
  • August 29, 2007 - Trimmed the porch posts, caulked around the wall plates, built and raised the complementary basement wall, continued with the HVAC ductwork, painted some of the shed, and rebuilt the basement stairwell ceiling.
  • September 6, 2007 - Insulated the house, installed phone lines, put in the sewer line, continued HVAC ductwork and cleaned the house.
  • September 8, 2007 - Installed eight joist hangers in the basement and continued HVAC ductwork.
  • September 12, 2007 - Hung ceiling drywall.
  • September 15, 2007 - Installed furnace and essentially completed hanging drywall.
  • September 17, 2007 - QC'ed drywall and cleaned out the house.
  • September 18-21, 2007 - Contracted professional drywall finishing.
  • September 22, 2007 - Laid drain lines for gutter downspouts and sump pump, continued HVAC, rotated the shed, and painted the shed.
  • September 24-27, 2007 - Contracted professional drywall finishing.
  • September 29, 2007 - Installed drywall edge in the basement, puttied window areas missed by the professionals, primed all walls, and put one coat of paint on all walls.
  • October 2, 2007 - Drywall touch-up.
  • October 3, 2007 - Put second coat of paint on all walls, retouched ceiling for major painting bloopers, sanded and painted rear porch railings, and put luan down in both bathrooms.
  • October 6, 2007 - Put the second coat of paint on the shed and back porch railings, cleaned, sanded and put first coat of paint on the basement stairs, cleaned the kitchen and foyer areas and laid luan in both, hung and trimmed the doors for all bedrooms and the linen closet, installed all closet door track hardware, trimmed closet tracks, and hung two sets of closet doors.
  • October 10, 2007 - Cleaned floors and laid the vinyl in the kitchen, foyer and both bathrooms.
  • October 13, 2007 - Installed cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, began back porch railing installation, installed interior door knobs, hung and trimmed bathroom doors, trimmed windows, and began baseboards.
  • October 14, 2007 - Completed rear porch railing installation.
  • October 15, 2007 - Completed painting trim of shed, put second coat of paint on basement stair sides and backs, and repainted four walls.
  • October 16, 2007 - Continued plumbing.
  • October 17, 2007 - Cleaned off windows, completed all baseboard trim possible until the remaining doors arrive, raised the height of the shed by two stones, continued plumbing, continued HVAC, and cleaned and sanded floors to be carpeted.
  • October 20, 2007 - Hung two swinging doors and four closet doors, finished trim, erected mailbox, finished drainage line, hung both storm doors, installed closet shelving, installed cabinet hardware, cut and stained basement railing, installed towel bars, installed AC condenser support stand, and installed bathroom door stops.
  • October 24, 2007 - Hung the remaining closet doors, puttied nail holes in baseboards, casings and window trim, put polyurethane on basement railing, installed door sets on the two remaining swinging doors, hung bathroom mirrors, hung toilet paper holders, continued plumbing, set kitchen sink and secured its countertop to the base cabinets, and installed door pulls in all closet doors.
  • October 27, 2007 - Continued plumbing, cut closet doors to proper length, scribed closet doors to baseboards, completed polyurethane on basement railing, caulked windows, caulked baseboards, caulked countertops, painted exterior door trim, installed basement railing, installed half bath towel rod, put quarter round at base of tub and exterior doors, installed exterior door peep hole, installed dryer vent, put final coat of paint on shed door interior, installed rear storm door closer, installed stove vent hood, installed bathroom vent covers, painted scribed areas of closet doors, cleaned out basement, and patched basement concrete floor.
  • November 4, 2007 - Powerwashed porches, sidewalk and driveway.
  • November 7, 2007 - Cleaned floors in preparation for carpet installation, hung window blinds, cleaned five windows, and caulked around toilets.
  • November 10, 2007 - Vacuumed carpet, addressed part of the HVAC inspection issues, put down carpet protector in great room, replaced sink cracked by electrician, swept basement, finished cleaning windows, trimmed closet doors to length, installed slides for closet doors, adjusted three sets of blinds to length, put in door stops, cleaned bathroom sinks and mirrors, leveled gravel in crawl space and put down plastic, put in floor registers, and sanded and touched up wall anomalies.
  • November 12, 2007 - Addressed HVAC inspection issues and re-painted four walls.
  • November 14, 2007 - Replaced baseboard busted by the carpet installers, buried stepping stones, adjusted length of the last window blinds, vacuumed bedroom carpets and laid their carpet protector, cleaned down all walls and doors, cleaned bathrooms, cleaned kitchen, installed shower curtain rod, hung house numbers, vacuumed basement, cleaned exterior doors, cleaned vinyl siding splattered by concrete pour, caulked the bathroom sink replacement, and replaced some insulation.
  • November 15, 2007 - Addressed HVAC electrical inspection issue and put final coat of paint on basement steps.
  • November 16, 2007 - Re-vacuumed basement, cleaned a little more and touched up paint on two walls.
  • November 17, 2007 - Final paint touch-up and cleaning for dedication.
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