Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity celebrates Western Ave project

Published: Oct. 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM CDT
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The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the completion of five homes in the 1200 block of Western Ave.

The non-profit organization started with an empty parking lot one year ago. Habitat partners and volunteers started from scratch and built homes that have helped transform the neighborhood.

Habitat's Cora Haltaufderheid says the average appraised value of each home is $137,600. That translates to a $14,720 tax boost per year for the county.

On Thursday, Habitat held a block party to dedicate the completion of the project. Firefighters and police officers joined the party, along with 75 community members.

Habitat builds homes across the world. Families who move into the homes help out with the construction. Because they rely on volunteers and donations, costs are low and the homes are affordable.