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Big Bend Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 3 new homes on Tallahassee's southside

Posted at 5:46 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 17:46:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Three new families will have new homes in Leon County as the City of Tallahassee once again partners with Big Bend Habitat for Humanity to construct three houses.

City officials broke ground at one of the sites Tuesday, a site where two two-bedroom homes will be built. All three homes are located on the southside of Tallahassee.

The homes will be the 9th, 10th, and 11th homes built with the partnership of the City and Habitat for Humanity, and everyone is excited to give people a chance to become homeowners who may not otherwise be able to.

"This particular lot has been in our inventory for probably about 10 years," said Antoine Wright, the executive director for Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. "We have built almost 90 percent of the homes on this block. I think we've got 12 homes on this block."

"Every time we can build a home, assist in building a home, and move a family in, obviously we are one step closer to eliminating homelessness," said Elaine Bryant, a Tallahassee City commissioner.

Their goal is to have all three homes built by Thanksgiving. Habitat for Humanity said they are in the final stages of selecting who will be moving into each home.