Topeka Habitat for Humanity break ground on 109th home

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Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:50 PM CST
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Topeka Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a new home that's part of a ground-breaking project.

The first shovels turned at 2630 Southwest Buchanan on Habitat's 109th home on Tuesday.

The Carpenter family were the grateful recipients to receive this home.

The home is a partnership among Topeka Habitat for Humanity, Kansas Secured Tile, The City of Topeka, and the Quinton Heights--Steele neighborhood.

This is the first of at least nine homes that Habitat will bring to a three-block radius in the Quinton Heights--Steele neighborhood over the next three years.

"There hasn't been new construction in this neighborhood in a long time, its a great neighborhood," Director of Community Engagement of Habitat for Humanity, Nikki MacMillan said.

"It's a good neighborhood to raise families in so we really want to be able to set up the families that we're serving to really thrive in our neighborhood, but we also want to improve the neighborhoods that we're building in as well. This was a really nice partnership and ability for us to serve families and the neighborhoods really well."

The Carpenter family will be part of the building process and also assist on the future projects.

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