Shawnee Heights Students, Staff Help Build Home

By: Topeka Habitat for Humanity posted by Amanda Lanum Email
By: Topeka Habitat for Humanity posted by Amanda Lanum Email

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Quest Credit Union and Topeka Habitat for Humanity have partnered to provide a home for a local family who will qualify for the Habitat home buyers program.

The property at 1837 SE 36th Terrace was donated by Quest in June 2012 as a site for a prefabricated home built by Shawnee Heights High School students.

A crane lifted the home from the trailer that transported it Thursday morning (8/23), and put the two halves together on the donated land. It took about an hour for the crane to make the maneuver.

This home is the collaboration of the Topeka Habitat affiliate, Quest Credit Union and the students and staff of Shawnee Heights High School who assembled the home.

"This is truly a house that our community built and so it is an exciting day for all of us involved in this project," said Vickie Hurt, Co-President/CEO, Quest Credit Union.

Habitat is currently seeking applicants who qualify to become partner families. The program requires that an individual or family has the need for adequate housing, a stable income, the ability to make a $1,000 down payment, and the willingness to perform between 200-350 "sweat equity" volunteer hours.

This home is still awaiting a candidate family. All interested persons must begin the application process by calling the office to speak to Lynnette at (785) 234-4322.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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