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Habitat Breaks Ground on 2010 Project in Anchorage: Technology/Design challenge old notions of “affordable housing”

Habitat for Humanity - Anchorage is breaking ground at their 2010 Taku Project (5450 & 5314 Taku Dr) on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

"After partnering with us throughout the winter, earning sweat equity in the office and at our ReStore (a building supply thrift store), this moment signifies that our Partner Families are really working on something significant" explains Margaret Forbes, the Family Services Coordinator.

"Although this is a traditional event, we also view it as a celebration of the season and an opportunity for our Partner Families to meet some of the individuals and organizations that will help build their home through donations and labor" adds Craig Jaeger, Executive Director for Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity is building three new homes and remodeling two more; serving five families in 2010. Two of the new homes will join the two new Habitat homes that were constructed last year on Taku Dr.  One of those new homes will be a new design that is sure to challenge the traditional notions of "affordable housing" in both design and technology.  The other two homes are similar in design to the two built in 2009, and all are anticipated to receive a "five-star plus," the highest energy rating from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

Press and public are encouraged to attend.

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Habitat for Humanity-Anchorage is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to building simple, decent homes in partnership with qualifying low-income families. Partner Families are mentored for successful homeownership, contribute sweat equity, then purchase their homes with interest-free financing. We invite everyone to join us as we seek to make affordable housing a matter of conscience and action.
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