Ground had been broken for the first home being built in Flin Flon by the Habitat 53° Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. McKeens Trucking started clearing the lot for the home at 63 Green Street on Friday. Local Habitat Chair Ted Elliott says it’ll be great to see construction start. He says they’d like to have it closed in by fall before it gets cold and then they can work on it through the winter. He adds is depends on what they find once they get the ground cleared.
Mayor George Fontaine congratulated the organizing committee noting he knows they have been working a long time on all kinds of avenues from organizing the whole project to trying to raise funds, clean up and so on, so he is really proud to see that this is happening in our city.
Back in May the Chapter’s Family Selection Committee selected the family who will purchase the home, Angela Bennett and her son Austin.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for purchase by low income working families with a no down payment and no interest mortgage that is set to a maximum of 25 percent of their gross income. The family must also put in 350 hours of volunteer work in the community as well as towards building their home.