The planned groundbreaking for the next Lake Chelan Habitat for Humanity House this spring is being postponed. Project Executive Director, Leroy Hall, says sometimes long range plans take precedence over immediate needs and in this case… that is exactly what has happened.
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Leroy said habitat had the funds available to either build another home or buy the property… they chose the property. Affordable homes begin with affordable property and this purchase will support their efforts for several years. Ideally the Lake Chelan Habitat for Humanity tries to build one home each year, and has matched 14 homes with families in the valley to date.
In addition to paying for all construction costs, families who are matched to homes are required to contribute at least 500 hours of work, primarily by assisting with the construction of their new home, but may also volunteer at the local habitat store. All proceeds from sales at the Habitat Store here in Chelan go directly to build affordable homes in the ChelanValley.