News homeowners get keys to 199th, 200th Habitat for Humanity homes

Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys to their new homeowners this afternoon in the Fuller's Landing neighborhood. The homes are the 199th and 200th homes served in Allen County.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:26 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Two Fort Wayne families are moving into their new Habitat for Humanity homes.

Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys to their new homeowners this afternoon in the Fuller's Landing neighborhood. The homes are the 199th and 200th homes served in Allen County.

The ceremony included a housewarming get together, blessing of the house, and a ribbon cutting.

The families were required to help build the home along with volunteers and take home-ownership classes. They will pay a zero-interest, 30-year mortgage back to habitat for humanity.

"It kicked off in the summer. And approximately 8-12 weeks. Just a ton of volunteers that came out and worked alongside, and our family members and our crew leads," said Habitat for Humanity Director of Development Lindsay Hannah.

Mia Stevenson, homeowner of the 200th home says she was in the program for 2 years.

"It was really fun just to learn different things like I had no idea. So to actually be here and to physically help, it makes you appreciate it even that much more," said Stevenson.

Habitat for Humanity hopes to build 10 more homes next year.

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