Habitat For Humanity Groundbreaking

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Payson Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a ground breaking ceremony at the future site of the Longhorn Village Townhomes on Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. at the corners of Longhorn and McLane roads.

This ceremony will welcome 14 new homeowners to Payson and marks an unprecedented dedication to provide affordable homes for local residents, a press release said.

The community has always shown great support in the past housing development projects and this complex far exceeds PAHH's historical efforts.

Parking is available at Rim Valley Church of God, 208 S. McLane, and also at Payson High School. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity's Vision is to build a community of volunteers, donors, and homeowners which provides decent, affordable homes annually for households less than the median income, and which provides a supportive environment to improve the lives of homeowners.

Beginning this fall, the first phase of three will consist of four homes, where one is single-level, two bedroom and handicap adaptable.

"Payson Area Habitat for Humanity has been building approximately one home per year for the past 11 years. This project to construct 14 homes over three years is a major increase in production," comments Bruce Hopkins, vice-president of PAHH.

Families selected to purchase these homes must meet certain criteria, one of which is that their family income must be less than 50% of the Gila County median family income.

Families are encouraged to apply and obtain application information by calling the Habitat office at(928)474-0330 for Phase II development.

Contact Cristine Royer Executive Director, Payson Area Habitat for Humanity at 928-474-0330.

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