4 Lincoln families to get new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Project

LINCOLN, Neb (KLKN) – On Friday, 50 women came together to celebrate Lincoln’s Habitat for Humanity.

They made a pledge to raise $500 each, with a goal of $50,000 — and they did it.

Friday was a day to celebrate that, but the work’s not over.

Those same women are now set to pick up a hammer to begin building affordable homes for four families beginning in May.

“Safe and affordable housing is definitely an important factor in the United States and around the world today,” said Habitat for Humanity development specialist Lacresha Brooks.  “It’s also important for self-reliance and stability for the children. Moving from house to house can also have an impact on the children going to school. If they know they have safe and affordable housing and an environment to live in good conditions, then it makes all the difference.”

The initiative is called the 2023 Women Build Project.

The new homes will take roughly four to six months to build and are typically appraised at anywhere from $200,000 to $250,000.

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