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Habitat for Humanity put walls on 6th home of the year



Little Rock, Arkansas – Through chances for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is continuing to transform lives in its neighborhood.

The Central Arkansas chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been working to help those in need in their community find housing since 1989, and this past weekend was no exception.

They are building the walls of their sixth new house this year in an effort to alter lives one home at a time.

“We provide these homes to our home owners for zero percent interest mortgage so taxes, insurance. Each mortgage payment… All of that together each month is less than the lowest rent you can find in Central Arkansas and it’s a brand new energy efficient… We build code plus houses,” Director of Communications and Engagement, Andrea Newton said.

This Habitat branch has given low-income families and people more than 160 homes since its founding with the assistance of volunteers.

“We don’t have crews; we have volunteers so that saves us that money… And they get to give back. The homeowners, future homeowners and their friends and family are required to put in sweat equity hours, so they come out and help build on their houses and yeah like I said volunteers are our lifeblood,” Newton said.

Arkansas United Methodist churches contributed money for this particular build specifically to make this house a reality. Additionally, they are putting the house together.

“It’s a sense of fulfilment and you get to… Especially on a project like this you really get to see it come to life. You really get to see the house being built and over the next coming weeks I can’t wait to drive by and see as they keep working on the house and someday when people are living here I would love to drive by and see that I put the frame work up for that house. So I think it will be really rewarding,” Volunteer, Jack Foster said.

In about 4 months, according to Habitat, this house should be finished, welcoming two retired veterans into their forever home.

By the end of the fiscal year in 2024, they want to have reached ten dwellings.

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