Pahh Breaks Ground On Next Longhorn Housing Phase


The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH) is proceeding to the next phase of its Longhorn housing project.

This decision was made possible by a commitment from National Bank of Arizona to provide PAHH with a construction loan with good terms and the commitment of great local volunteers, PAHH organizers said.


Three families who will soon be living in the Longhorn Habitat for Humanity houses break ground in a traditional ceremony that symbolizes the new construction about to take place. From left to right are: Nikko and Georgia Burnside, Melissa DeVaney, Jaeden and Jona Perez, Kevin Medina, Diana Hale, Alexia Rivera, Maney Marquez and Habitat for Humanity Director Cris Royer .

In addition, Robert Hershberger, architect and general contractor, and David A. Daily Construction are helping with the project. A ground breaking ceremony took place Feb. 5.

PAHH has completed 10 houses and nine townhouses, since its formation in 1994. The PAHH housing has provided 27 adults and 43 children with the opportunity to own their own homes. By completing the Longhorn project, it will provide five additional homes for local families that are currently in an economically disadvantaged situation. PAHH’s Family Selection Committee is in the process of identifying qualifying families to occupy these new homes.

The objective is to complete these new homes by mid-year. This ambitious objective is also related to a potential loss of grant money if not completed on time.

“With this in mind, PAHH welcomes anyone who would like to join the volunteer team to build these houses,” organizers said. If interested, please call PAHH at (928) 474-0330. Additionally, any monetary donations to help retire the construction loan, and allow for further home building, will also be greatly appreciated. Donations to PAHH qualify as a Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.


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