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