It was “Women’s Build Day” as the power of the brush took over Saturday, with two crews of women volunteers priming and painting the interior of a Habitat for Humanity home. Project manager Eliza Evans said that this is the big transitional step in finishing the soon-to-be home of Becky Graham and her three girls.
Closing is slated for June on this fourth home that Habitat has built this year. Each new owner has to complete 250 hours of sweat equity, which acts as the down payment on the home. Each home costs around $70,000 to build, and much of that cost is paid through grants and donations. Qualified buyers receive a 0% interest rate on a 30-year mortgage.
Evans, who loves building, says that building a house builds relationships, community and confidence. For information on volunteering call Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns.