CORNING - There will be a new proud owner early next spring of a home recently built by GST BOCES building trades program students that was delivered Wednesday on the city’s Southside.

Lisa Caracci, Steuben County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, said the home delivered at 71 Cintra Lane, is the second new home built and placed in the city in the past two years since Habitat partnered with BOCES.

“We will continue our partnership with BOCES for sure,” Caracci said. “This partnership helps us to serve another family and it’s a great project for their building trades program students. The work is all done by the BOCES students at the Coopers Plains campus.”

Kirk Frost, BOCES building trade assistant teacher, said construction crews, mostly seniors from area high schools, built nearly every aspect of the approximately 1,200-square-foot house including carpentry, electricity and plumbing.

“This project actually gives the students hands on experience of building something from the ground up,” Frost said. “I think it’s a good deal BOCES has going on with Habitat. The kids actually get to see something they built for the rest of their lives and the work can definitely help their careers.”

Frost said the work started at the beginning of the school year at BOCES.

The GST BOCES building trade program teamed with the Steuben County Habitat for Humanity in 2017, building a home and delivering it to a location each year.

Caracci said Habitat gets BOCES a set of plans and then the students basically do the work from start to finish. Habitat for Humanity provides all the materials needed to build the home and the students get the valuable experience.

Applications for the home delivered to Cintra Lane Wednesday have been accepted by Habitat for Humanity and a family will be moving into the location next spring. The cost of the 30-year mortgage cost can not be higher than 30 percent of the owners income.

City Manager Mark Ryckman said the city greatly appreciates Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing efforts to construct new homes in the city.

"Their efforts are an important part of our overall housing strategy,” Ryckman said.