Habitat for Humanity is building a duplex for two families.
“It’s a huge dream come true.”
You can’t blame Maggie McGrath for being excited. She is now just three weeks from moving her family into the first home they can call their own.
“Something that you never thought could happen. It’s just overwhelming” said McGrath.
Habitat for Humanity is building the duplex at the corner of Westgate Road and Dalton Road.
Each side of the duplex is a 3 bedroom 1100 square foot home with veranda on the front and deck on the back.
For the McGrath family the dream of home ownership might never have happened without Habitat for Humanity.
“When you have three kids at home and like my husband is self employed and I work at a daycare, just trying to make ends meet with a small family is hard let alone trying to save to buy a house” said Mcgrath.
The homes are built primarily by volunteers including in this case many construction and electrical students from North Island College.
Maggie and her family which includes three children hope to move into their new home the first week of August.
A single mother and her children are moving into the other side of the duplex.
Each family must perform 500 hours of sweat equity before getting the keys to their new home.