Habitat For Humanity Homes Under Construction

By Madeline Shine - 21 Alive

January 24, 2014 Updated Jan 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) -- Construction for a good cause, Habitat for Humanity is always providing homes at a reasonable price.

Fuller's Landing, the future location to more than 120 homes, has construction moving in full-swing.

The Habitat for Humanity subdivision will be housing a little more than 20 homes by the end of this year, with one model home already built.

More than 600 families have applied for a home in the sub-division already.

If families qualify, they will pay zero-interest mortgages with a $500 down payment, and a $500 monthly payment, which includes taxes and insurance.

The pipe-laying process has begun for many of the new homes.

Each family that applies has some duties to fulfill before being approved, including some hands on work, called sweat equity.

“Every family is required to put in three hundred hours of sweat equity, so that includes a hundred hours of construction, so they have to go out and not just work on their own home, but their neighbors home. Other families are going through the program as well, so you get a sense of community that's built just because you're getting to know your neighbor before you move in. They also have to come here to the restore and they have to work in our restore for forty hours, and provide some more of that sweat equity. You know they're helping provide to the ministry, that's providing a new chapter of life for them,” CEO of Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity Justin Berger said.

Habitat for humanity plans to have the 120 total homes built over a seven year span.

The organization is always looking for some extra hands, and is in need for some lead volunteers who have experience in construction, so they can help make fullers landing thrive in the fall.

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