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Habitat home adding value to Lafayette neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has completed more than 25 renovations and repaired more than 90 homes in the Wabash Avenue neighborhood. Now it's fixing up another home on the street.

Posted: Mar. 26, 2019 12:26 PM
Updated: Mar. 26, 2019 12:27 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A home renovation is giving someone a place to call their own while adding value to the Wabash Avenue neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has completed more than 25 renovations and repaired more than 90 homes in the neighborhood. It's also added a community center.

Now it's fixing up another home on the street.

The $150,000 project will be paid for through the organization's 2018 Home award.

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette Executive Director Doug Taylor said it will be a benefit to everyone involved.

"We feel that has an impact on, not only one family but the entire neighborhood," Taylor explained.

He said it's adding more than new residents to the area.

"This family has worked for over a year on their sweat equity hours and they have attended classes in home maintenance and financial training," he added. "So, when they move into that house, there's a great deal of pride in ownership."

Work on the home will begin immediately and be ready for its new owners in 3 to 4 months.

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