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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on next set of homes in Lafayette

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 00:01:01-05

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony on the construction of five new homes in Lafayette.

All of the homes are located in McComb-Veazey as part of a long-term commitment to increase access to affordable home ownership in the neighborhood, according to Habitat for Humanity.

The organization says it is committed to increasing opportunities for affordable homeownership in the Acadiana area, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many are enduring financial hardships.

The construction of the homes is partially funded by grants from Lafayette Consolidated Government's HOME program, Wells Fargo, and proceeds from the Lafayette Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Those with Habitat for Humanity say it's exciting to know that their hard work will have its reward.

"It's the best. It's really amazing to get to see the impact it has and how hard these folks work to prepare for homeownership and to do their sweat equity," said Melinda Taylor, Executive Director of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. "Just to see their excitement about this and to know that we're making a difference."

For more information or to volunteer with Habitat, visit their website.

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