Habitat for Humanity Dedicates New Homes

7:09 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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The Macon Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated three new homes as part of its World Habitat Day Celebration.

Leaders gave three families keys to their homes at the ceremony at the Southside Community Church. It's part of the Lynmore Estates neighborhood in South Macon, where Macon Area Habitat has set a goal of 46 households by 2014.

Right now there are 38 homes built in the area, most of which have been the result of demolitions of abandoned homes , but Director Harold Tessendorf says they're also working on other revitalization projects.

"We've also targeted two elderly homeowners to assist them in making their houses more accessible, so that they can continue to be a productive part of this neighborhood," says Tessendorf.

Homeowners are able to get their homes by volunteering for Habitat, and paying off the home. But the mortgages are affordable because they are interest free.

"To be as young as I am, only 25, to be a homeowner is truly a blessing," says new homeowner JaQuay Pounds.

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