Local GLBT Community, Austin Habitat for Humanity Banding Together to Build Home, Looking for Help

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 info@ahfh.org. More information is available at AHFH's website here.

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