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Student Built Modular Home will House Habitat for Humanity Family

habitat_for_humanity__roanoke__candy_long__creditA modular home currently under construction at Botetourt Technical Education Center in Roanoke, Virginia may wind up as a Habitat for Humanity home, as Habitat representatives attempt to solidify a partnership with the school, roanoke tells MHPronews.

While they have not yet located a lot for the house, this will be the first Habitat home in Botetourt County. There are three main requirements for a Habitat Home: the family must qualify economically, they must put in approximately 350 hours of “sweat equity,” and be able to pay a zero percent mortgage to Habitat. Usually, the mortgage payment is 25 percent of the family’s monthly income. Money from the mortgages are poured back into the next home Habitat builds.

Energy Star and Earth Craft are used to make the home energy efficient. BTEC Principal Jim Bradshaw said, “We began the house last year, and it is soon to be finished. We just finished the electricity and plumbing and are getting windows set, as well as [having] ordered siding.” ##

(Photo credit: roanoke/Candy Long–modular home being sited in Roanoke)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.

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