A Fort Madison family will soon have a brand new home, thanks to Habitat For Humanity.
The frame of the home was built by Southeastern Community College students through a program that allows them to get experience in building trades and get paid.
Now, the homeowners and volunteers will finish the project. Project Manager Gil Goldensoph says the homeowners aren't just given a free home, but have to put time and money into it.
"Some people have a misconception. They think this is a free home. It's not a free home. First of all, they have to put in 350 hours of sweat equity," said Goldensoph. "If you've heard anything about Habitat in the past that coincides with other homes that they've built and they pay for this house."
The family will pay for the home using an interest free, 20 year mortgage. They hope the home will be ready by Christmas.
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