Habitat for Humanity will break ground for new home in Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind. -- Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County will be breaking ground on a new home on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The groundbreaking will be on Belmont Avenue in Elkhart for the Harris family, with community partners Winnebago Industries and Dometic.

The owner of the home, Courtney Harris applied to Habitat’s homeownership program in the fall of 2020 and got accepted in December.

Harris recently graduated from college and has a 6-year-old daughter.

Harris said “Becoming a homeowner is something I can be forever proud of. It will provide me with more opportunities to accomplish my goals without having to worry about the ability to afford a decent and safe place for my daughter to live.”

Habitat’s Executive Director Greg Conrad commented on the importance of a home especially over the past year saying “This past year, we have all been reminded how important having a safe home to shelter in can be,”

Conrad also said “The Habitat mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope is an inspiring call to action.”

The Harris’ home will be 1176 square foot, and have 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ bath.

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