‘What I’ve always wanted’: Lafayette Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking for six new homes | News

Lauren Wright hastily swiped away tears as she stood in the 300 block of Georgia Street on Saturday afternoon and looked at the property that will become her future home through Lafayette Habitat for Humanity.

Wright was one of six future homeowners who symbolically broke ground on a new round of Habitat projects Saturday. Wright’s home will be one of three houses built on side-by-side lots beginning at 301 Georgia St., while a fourth house is planned on Rendon Drive and another on Magnolia Street. A sixth home will be built in the Truman neighborhood.

Each house will cost roughly $110,000 to construct, with grant funds through Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Department of Community Development, Wells Fargo and proceeds from Habitat’s ReStore supporting the projects, Lafayette Habitat of Humanity Executive Director Melinda Taylor said.

The future three-bedroom, two-bathroom home will house Wright, her 11-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. The 39-year-old single

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Ground-Breaking For 60 New Homes in Haiti Sparks Joy

Construction in Derac, Haiti

Construction began on 120 new houses in Derac, Haiti on October 28th 2020.
Construction began on 120 new houses in Derac, Haiti on October 28th 2020.
Construction began on 120 new houses in Derac, Haiti on October 28th 2020.

TORONTO, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) board and staff were ecstatic when their longtime partner, Food For The Poor Haiti, broke ground on October 28th, on a sustainable community in Derac, Haiti.

By the end of 2021, Food For The Poor in the USA, Haiti and Canada will build the village in northern Haiti to include 120 homes, access to clean water, agriculture projects, school and play areas, roads, sewers and communal lighting that will change the lives of 3000 residents in Derac for generations to come.

FFPC launched the It Takes A Village to Build A Village campaign in September 2018 with the goal of building 60 homes in the village of

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