See what FORTIFIED building is all about

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 16,  2013

Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama will be hosting an open house in Mobile, Alabama, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, to showcase construction features that make a home stronger against storms. The house, located at 575 E. Felhorn Road in the Hillsdale subdivision, was built to FORTIFIED Gold standards.

As a FORTIFIED home, the house offers increased safety, less financial risk and less disruption should a storm threaten. FORTIFIED homes also are eligible for lower insurance rates.

Several professionals familiar with the FORTIFIED program will be on hand at the open house to share information and answer questions:

  • Darius Grimes, Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Certified Inspector for FORTIFIED Homes
  • Brenda Lawless, Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama (HFHSWA) President and CEO
  • Josh Shedeck, HFHSWA Construction Director
  • Alex Cary, Smart Home America Executive Director

For more information, contact Gretchen Clanton at or 251-476-71771 ext. 229 or Alex Cary at or 251-747-2809.

View flier here.


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