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SALEM - The Habitat for Humanity of Salem County plans to begin construction on two homes next month and now they are looking for two deserving families to move in.
With some funding from the township of Pittsgrove – the organization was able to acquire open property on Gershal Avenue.
“We’ve waited about six years to get to this point where we’re able to move forward with this project," said Sue Ann Leighty, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity.
“What we have is duplex style home, where the partition wall is going to be on the garage. Each home is going to be about 1,300 square feet. Each home will have three bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, and a good size living room in the front," said Bill Nelson, Project Manager at Habitat for Humanity.
The first house is expected to be completed by April with the second being done shortly after.
“The homes are very, very affordable which means the family can afford a home much greater than they could traditionally through a lender," said Leighty.
To make it affordable the future homeowners are expected to spend 225 hours helping complete the house.
“Our program is a hand up, not a handout. The homeowners and recipients in the habitat homes are partners. To have a place for their family to live and to enjoy a nice, safe place to live," said Leighty.
Those interested in applying can contact The Habitat for Humanity of Salem County at 856-299-7995.