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Dedication for Habitat House to be held Oct. 23

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A dedication ceremony for the newly completed Habitat for Humanity home will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the house which is located at 1717 Rose Lane.

The ninth local Habitat house was constructed in partnership with the Claudia Ramirez family. "The public is encouraged to attend to see the latest house and celebrate this milestone with Claudia and her family," said Habitat Board President Dan Robinson. A short program will be held and refreshments will be served.

Robinson said the BV County chapter continues to search for a new partner family for the tenth house which will be located adjacent to the ninth home. Construction on the house is expected to begin next spring.

Habitat for Humanity builds simple yet decent homes for low-income families with volunteer labor and donations as well as some grants. However, the houses are not just given to the families in need. Part of the partnership agreement says that the adult members must work at least 200 "sweat equity hours."

Habitat helps build a sense of community and decent housing stock for families that might otherwise never have an opportunity for home ownership. All other labor is volulnteer except for a few tasks that require a professional contractor, such as electrical or plumbing.

The family will then assume the mortgage after the completion of the home, however, with the volunteer labor and donations of material, the home will be available to them for a lower cost with a zero percent interest mortgage.

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