Local GLBT Community, Austin Habitat for Humanity Banding Together to Build Home, Looking for Help
By Wells Dunbar,
1:26PM, Fri. Jun. 15, 2007
On the heels of recent gay pride celebrations, Austin’s GLBT community is banding together with Austin Habitat for Humanity to build a home this fall. The home, in the Montopolis neighborhood, is being constructed for Marta Maldonado, a 64-year-old East Austin resident, who, like all HFH home recipients, will contribute her own sweat equity – 400 hours – to the build. When it’s finished, she’ll live there with an interest-free mortgage. “Austin Habitat is proud to be working with the GLBT community in this partnership to address one of the biggest needs facing all Austinites today – affordable housing. Austin is so diverse in its people and cultures, but we all share the need for shelter,” said Michael Willard, AHFH executive director. To donate or volunteer – they need $60,000 in materials and 1,800 in volunteer hours – call 472-8788 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at AHFH's website here.