Editor's note: the following information was provided to Patch via a news release from Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County.
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County is holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 as the organization constructs its latest home.
HFHWC will introduce the new family that will live in the home in the Dunbar Oaks Subdivision off of West Avenue. The family will help construct the home where they will eventually live.
Construction will take approximately six
months and will be completed by volunteers, contractors, and through the
requisite “sweat equity” hours contributed by the new partner family.
The families are selected based upon their need for safe and decent housing and their ability and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. All families are required to contribute 250 “sweat equity” hours per adult in the completion of their homes.
Families must have lived within Waukesha County for a minimum of one year, be a first-time homebuyer, have a steady income and have good credit history. Families enter into a modified mortgage agreement with HFHWC.
“Once again, we are blessed to begin building a home in the Dunbar Oaks subdivision in Waukesha," said Betsy Ellis, board president. "We thank the City of Waukesha for their continued support, as well as our donors and volunteers who give so selflessly of their dollars and energy to support our mission here in Waukesha County.”
For more information about HFHWC, visit www.hfhwaukesha.org or call 262-309-6025.