Habitat to start housing projects

TROY — Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, Ohio (HFHMSCO) will be starting the construction of two homes in early spring for homeowners Kara Mullen and Jacqueline Czaja.

Mullen’s four-bedroom home is being built in Jackson Center Along with Kara, and her three children, volunteers from Airstream Inc., the primary sponsor, will begin construction on their lot at 107 Birch St. The groundbreaking will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2 on site.

Czaja’s home is also a four-bedroom “recycled” home in Troy. Jacqueline and her five children will start a total renovation on the Habitat home located at 62 S. Cedar St. The renovation ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 on site.

Both Mullen and Czaja have met Habitat’s criteria for homeownership of need, sweaty equity and assumption of a 20-year, zero interest mortgage.

The Mullen and Czaja families reviewed their individual house plans and began the process of selecting paint colors, flooring, appliances and roofing material. The construction schedule has been finalized for each build, as well as, the volunteer schedule.

Employees from Airstream Inc. will participate with Mullen’s build in Jackson Center, where as Czaja’s house will be built by dedicated Habitat volunteers.

The public is invited to the groundbreaking, and renovation ceremonies.

People in Miami and Shelby counties, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the communities help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.