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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Several local organizations are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to help build 22 new homes and a neighborhood park in Mishawaka.

These new homes are being constructed at The Fields at Highland subdivision and will help create more affordable housing locations locally.

“This is affordable housing for people who need it most, at a time when it is needed the most,” said Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood.

This plan is an extension of the 2018 Carter Work Project that resulted in more than 40 new and repaired homes that had the same goal to offer more affordable housing locations in the area.

“They might be lower income, they’re finding it harder to break into the housing market, they’re competing with cash offers, they’re having trouble qualifying for a traditional mortgage and so many times habitat is literally their only hope for home ownership,” said Jim Williams, CEO and President of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County.

Construction for the 22 new homes is set to begin on September 20.

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