Jackson Habitat for Humanity celebrates 105th groundbreaking

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson Habitat for Humanity serves Madison and Haywood County with critical repairs and new construction builds.

The nonprofit housing organization aims to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Thursday morning, they celebrated their 105th groundbreaking.

“We know that affordable housing is going to make a huge impact on this family, making sure that they’re able to afford their home,” said Jackson Habitat for Humanity CEO Andrea Hudgins. “They’re walking in this home debt free, and they’re financially stable and going to provide you know another citizen here in our community.”

Hudgins says affordable housing is in a critical need right now, especially in our community. She hopes to have the family of this home in by Christmas.

“Oh man, we’re so excited,” Hudgins said. “We’ve been able to do two homes in the past three years, but of course the pandemic has slowed down everything. So we’re just excited to have new partners come on board and help us make this happen.”

This house is sponsored by PRA in Jackson, but Habitat for Humanity would love to have volunteers come out and participate. This week they will start on the foundation and hope to have the framing finished by the end of August.

“We do have licensed professionals come in and and do what they need to do, but on the front end we love to have volunteers help us frame the home as well as at the end paint the home and do landscaping,” said Hudgins.

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