Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is set to begin construction on a $10 million neighborhood. The organization has set a groundbreaking for Tuesday afternoon and says more than 100 families could be living in the homes within 7 years. August 26, 2013

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its neighborhood Fuller's Landing – a unique, front-porch community offering affordable homeownership to hardworking families through zero-interest mortgages.

Media and the public are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony in the 4300 block of West Cook Road Tuesday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. to kick off development on the first phase of the three-phase, $10 million 120-lot neighborhood. Fuller's Landing will require support from more than 25,000 volunteers and investment from generous donors throughout the community to see more than 100 families' dream of homeownership realized over the next 5 to 7 years.

“Shifting from building one home at a time to developing an entire front-porch neighborhood will enable Habitat families to live in an area that provides a safe, stable and united community we will all help build together,” said Justin Berger, Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity's chief executive officer. “We are excited to bring this model of community-building that has been successful for Habitat affiliates around the country to families here in Fort Wayne.”

Plans for the neighborhood have already garnered generous support and excitement from local government officials, local schools, neighborhood investors, future homeowners and other area partners, who will help turn the first shovels full of dirt on this community-wide effort Tuesday.

Fuller's Landing will feature new one-, one-and-a-half and two-story home designs with a minimum three bedrooms. The homes will range from 1,200 to 1,800 square feet, with two-car garages and front porches. The neighborhood will also include a community playground and sidewalks throughout. Habitat homeowners living in Fuller's Landing will still pay a zero-interest mortgage with 20- to 30-year terms, and typical payments will be around $500 a month, including taxes and insurance.

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Source: Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity

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