Marquette County Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking for 95th home

A Marquette family will soon have a home of their own, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

The two organizations held a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon for a home on Van Evera Avenue in Marquette.  Its one of five houses Habitat for Humanity is building in Marquette County this year.

“This is going to be the ninety-fifth house that will have been built in Marquette County,” Marquette County Habitat for Humanity executive director Mike Shimon said.  “And we’re pretty proud of that, it has served a lot of families.”

Homeowners chosen for Habitat for Humanity are generally low income, and have enough funds to pay the mortgage on the home.  Thrivent is sponsoring the build, and will pay about 60 to 70 percent of the cost to construct the home.

“We have to meet certain qualifications,” Shimon said.  “The families are treated like any other Habitat, but Thrivent Financial helps pay for this particular house.”

The five houses are expected to be completed around Halloween.

More information on Marquette County’s Habitat for Humanity can be found on its website, and information on Thirvent’s partnership with Habitat can be found by clicking here.