Hastings Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on a new home

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:50 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Habitat for Humanity is building its 26th home in Hastings and organizers say they aim to build homes in the community every year to help families in need.

The home currently under construction will be the fourth Habitat for Humanity home on South Chicago Street; and for recipients of the home, it’s truly a dream come true.

“When we got selected and we heard from a board member, we were excited to hear that we were selected. Thanks to God!” said Nang Khan, habitat home recipient.

Recipients of a Habitat for Humanity home will get the financial relief of putting up money for a house.

“These are low cost payments so to speak because there’s no labor involved so the impact is we have a family here and this particular family with three children just adds to the variety of people in town,” said Richard Reimer, Chairman of Hastings Habitat for Humanity.

The process is low cost because qualified applicants receive a loan for the home, that they pay back to Habitat for Humanity in a 30 year span.

“We have a selection process and this family met all the requirements and met all those standards set up not just by our local affiliate but also by Habitat International they met those criteria and so they were selected for this particular house,” said Reimer.

To apply for a Habit for Humanity home, an application can be obtained at Head Start Child and Family Development Program in Hastings located at the intersection of West 2nd Street and North Marian Road.

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