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Habitat For Humanity Building in Kennewick

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Kennewick, WA-Several volunteers spent their day-off helping families build their own homes.

 Habitat for humanity is currently building seven homes on South Yolo Street in Kennewick.

 The organization sponsors no-interest loans so low income families can become homeowners. Since it started building homes in the Tri-Cities, Executive Director Theresa Richardson says Habitat For Humanity hasn't had a single foreclosure.

"It's an interest free twenty-year mortgage. So it's not a hand out but a hand up,” Richardson says. “And the families have to put in 500 hours of sweat equity, so it's a lot of hard work."

The soon-to-be homeowners had to work at their paying jobs today, but they'll be working weekends, hoping to move in by the holidays.

Since 1994 Habitat For Humanity has built about 70 homes in the Tri-Cities. 

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