Habitat for Humanity community now complete

Posted at 10:45 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 00:45:52-04

Boise's first community made entirely of habitat for humanity homes is now complete. The fifteenth home in the Frazier Place neighborhood is ready for a family

For the past three years, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity has been constructing homes in this one-of-a-kind community with the help of donations and volunteer labor.

The homes come complete with low-maintenance lawns and energy-efficient amenities.

Families moving into the homes give their time to help with construction. Each family puts 500 hours of sweat equity into habitat projects before being able to move in.

"It's not a give-a-way program; it's a hand up, not a hand out,” Sarah Mericle Waltman, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity community outreach coordinator, says. “Our families have been accepted into the program and they've done their sweat equity work on their neighbor's home as well as their own. So it's about 18 months to two years until the families actually move in.”

A dedication ceremony will be held in honor of the completed completed on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 pm inside the neighborhood.