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Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 100th house

The 100th house built by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, along with the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board and the Healthy Community Par...

The Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 100th house with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Submitted photo
The Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 100th house with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Submitted photo

The 100th house built by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, along with the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board and the Healthy Community Partnership Housing Task Force, will cut the ribbon at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 420 14th St. SE (formerly 1321 Norwood St.). The two-bedroom, fully handicapped-accessible house will be home to a single mom with multiple sclerosis and her two daughters.

This property was a partnership among the Brainerd HRA, the HCP Housing Task Force, and the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity. With the assistance from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency through a grant the HRA received through the Community Homeownership Impact Fund, they were able to acquire the property, demolish the house and sell the lot at a significantly reduced price to Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.

"This ribbon-cutting event is more than a celebration of Habitat's 100th home, it's a testament to what happens when a group of people are dedicated to bettering our neighborhoods. It's really a win-win for everyone involved, not just the family receiving the home," said Jennifer Bergman, Brainerd HRA executive director, in a news release.

"We really appreciate the partnership with the HCP Housing Task Force and the Brainerd HRA. Their assistance helped to bring down the cost of the home for the new homeowner," says Kevin Pelkey, LAHFH executive director, in the release.

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