Habitat Nears 100th House

May 6, 2016

Volunteers raise a wall on one of the newest Habitat houses.

Habitat for Humanity in the Quad Cities is nearing a milestone. On Saturday, it will hold groundbreaking ceremonies for the 98th and 99th houses.

Chloe Dale reports. 

Habitat built its first house here in 1993, and expects to finish its 100th home in August.

Director of Development, Dougal Nelson, says usually, Habitat asks businesses and organizations for donations of at least 10-thousand dollars. But fundraising for the 100th home will be a little different.   

The 100th home is located in the Floriciente neighborhood in Moline, on the 500 block of 4th Avenue. Habitat has made a 3 to 5 year commitment to do projects in the neighborhood.

Nelson says Habitat collaborated on the project with local government, non-profits, and other stakeholders in the neighborhood. 

The 98th and 99th Habitat homes are located on west 17th Street and west 9th Street in Davenport. Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held Saturday starting at 10 am.