Architects Partner Up with Habitat for Humanity

Public Architecture, a San Francisco-based organization, and Habitat for Humanity have tapped a Kansas City Architecture firm to pilot green design concepts for the new houses. This project is just one of five nationwide.
November 25, 2011, 9am PST | Judy Chang
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"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."

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Published on Friday, November 25, 2011 in The Kansas City Star
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