Habitat for Humanity to build 30 homes near downtown Phoenix

Construction Worker Framing A Building
Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 11:56:34-04

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has broken ground on the first of 30 new homes the nonprofit plans to build south of downtown Phoenix.

The new 1,556-square-foot home at 1133 W. Tonto St. in Phoenix is within the Matthew Henson neighborhood, and will include three bedrooms and two baths.

It costs about $120,000 to build these homes, said Jason Barlow, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, which works with home sponsors to help fund the cost of building the home.

"Affordable housing in Maricopa County is running about 170,000 units short," Barlow said.

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