Will County Habitat for Humanity dedicated 1st home in Elwood

The nonprofit currently has 2 duplexes under construction as well

Will County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication ceremony Sunday and celebrated its first home in the Elwood Community.

Will County, the Illinois Housing Development Authority and G&W Electric provided funding, according to a news release from Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteers from G&W Electric worked on the home every weekend for a year. The volunteer group called the Habitat Senior Crew “kept the project going during the week,” the release said.

A Habitat partner named Maria and her family received the home, the release said.

Will County Habitat for Humanity is currently constructing two duplex units and is planning for six more, thanks to a partnership with Will County, the release said.

Will County Habitat for Humanity began in 1988 and has placed more than families in homes, the release said.

According to its website, Will County Habitat for Humanity has also built homes in collaboration with students at Lockport Township High School, placed 10 families in rehabbed homes in one year through the Bank of America foreclosure program and opened a ReStore whose proceeds help build and provide a donation center for home and building materials.

Eligibility for a Habit for Humanity home is based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner, the website said.

For more information, visit habitatwill.org.