South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity will break ground Saturday on its new affordable housing development, Woods Glen, in Lacey.
Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization, purchased the 5-acre site at 4405 37th Ave. SE in 2011, and plans to construct 33 homes there in the next several years. The site will be called Woods 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 sells 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; Woods Glen will bring that total to 78. Actual construction at Woods Glen is expected to begin in early 2014.
Congressman Denny Heck, Thurston County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela, Lacey Mayor Virgil Clarkson, Lacey City Manager Scott Spence, and Tumwater City Councilman Ed Hildreth are expected to attend the 5 p.m. groundbreaking.
For more information about South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, go to spshabitat.org.