Waco: Habitat for Humanity begins work on 2019’s Harvest Home

What is now just the wood frame of a house in Waco will soon be a local family’s home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity volunteers. (Photo by Christy Soto)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) What is now just the wood frame of a house in Waco will soon be a local family’s home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization which helps adults become homeowners.

Veronica Hernandez will soon be the homeowner of the Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Harvest House.

Every year Habitat has a fundraiser to raise money to build homes.

At this year’s fundraiser the non-profit raised more than $60,000.

Director of Development Kenny Stott says costs to build a home in Waco have increased.

“Not only have supplies gone up in prices, but so have lots of property,” Stott said.

Homeowner Services Manager Ivon Mendoza says there is a major need in the community to help families become financially stable.

“Waco is booming and while that is a good thing many are struggling and everyone deserves a place to call their own and have financial stability,” Mendoza said.

In about 12 months Hernandez will move into the home she designed and help build herself.

“I am so grateful for Habitat for helping me, I don’t know where I would be without them,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez says she struggled putting a roof over her and her children’s head and soon she will have a place to call her own.

Habitat for Humanity is currently raising funds to build more homes.

Every $82 donated will cover the cost of construction of one square foot.