Architects Partner Up with Habitat for Humanity
"Tom Lally, executive director of Heartland Habitat for Humanity, said a potential site for the first house is being studied in Kansas City, Kan. Heartland Habitat has built 240 houses in the past 24 years, or about 10 a year.
Habitat houses are sold at no profit to qualifying low-income buyers who pay a no-interest mortgage. Costs are kept down by using volunteer labor and, when possible, donated materials.
A typical three-bedroom Habitat house costs about $125,000 to build, Lally said."