Groundbreaking Set For New Topeka Habitat Home

By: Posted by Melissa Brunner
By: Posted by Melissa Brunner

The following is from Quest Credit Union:

Habitat for Humanity will break ground on a new construction site in East Topeka at 1836 SE 36th Terrace on Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. The land, donated by Quest Credit Union, will become home to a pre-fabricated house assembled by Shawnee Heights students. The project is scheduled to be completed in late fall.

“Quest owned this piece of land for some time and when our Board of Directors chose to donate it, Habitat for Humanity was the obvious recipient,” said Vickie Hurt, Co-President/CEO of Quest. “The organization’s readiness to break ground emphasizes our community’s need for land and quality homes.”

This particular land allows for the home built by the Shawnee Heights students to remain within the Shawnee Heights district.

“No words can express the gratitude the Board, staff, volunteers and families of Topeka Habitat feel towards Quest Credit Union,” said Michelle De La Isla, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity. “Their donation will benefit the neighborhood with a new house and a qualified homeowner; the students with the necessary land to begin their project; and it helps a family achieve their dream of home ownership.”

Habitat for Humanity is currently reviewing homeowner applications for the house. Each Habitat homebuyer must complete at least 200 “sweat equity” hours before moving into a home; and at least half of those hours must be completed prior to being assigned a home.

Habitat for Humanity has built 73 homes in Topeka and four more are in the phases of construction. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity, visit www.topekahabitat.org. For more information on this particular project.


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