Habitat for Humanity to break ground on new 33-home site

September 20, 2013 

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its new affordable housing development, Wood’s Glen in Lacey, on Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity purchased the 5-acre site at 4405 37th Ave. SE in 2011, and plans to construct 33 homes there over the next several years. The site will be called Wood’s Glen in honor of the Woods Family, who settled the Lacey area.

Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity builds homes and sell them at an affordable price to low-income families. The houses are sold at no profit and with no interest charged. Habitat has constructed 45 homes in Thurston County so far; Wood’s Glen will bring that total to 78 units. Actual construction at Wood’s Glen is expected to begin in early 2014.

Congressman Denny Heck, Thurston County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela, Lacey Mayor Virgil Clarkson, Lacey City Council member Scott Spence, and Tumwater City Council member Ed Hildreth are expected to attend the 5 p.m. groundbreaking. For more information about South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, go to www.spshabitat.org.

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