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Creighton’s Habitat for Humanity Group Dedicates Another Home

Creighton’s Habitat for Humanity Group Dedicates Another Home

The Creighton University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating another home on Monday, April 24, at 4:45 p.m. The home, at 4 Wallace Ave. in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is owned by Martin Medina and wife, along with their three young children.

Habitat for Humanity builds modest-sized houses for low-income individuals across the world, and the organization provides no-interest, no-profit mortgages to recipient families that must be repaid. Professionals, volunteers and families work side-by-side, hand-in-hand to build each house.

The Medina family met all specified criteria set by Habitat for Humanity. The family was willing to partner and put what Habitat calls “sweat equity” into the house, which requires the soon-to-be-homeowners to physically participate in the building of the house. According to Adam Ernest, Creighton’s chapter president, “The sweat equity process allows a prospective homeowner to not only use their worked hours towards obtaining their future house but allows them to become familiar with the process of home-ownership. The efforts of the Medina family have demonstrated how determination and will-power can help one to achieve a desired outcome.”

The Medina home is the fifth Habitat house Creighton has built and the first year that back-to-back Creighton houses have been completed. For directions to site, please visit the website http://www.creighton.edu/cuhabitat/directions.html.

Posted: 4/21/06