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11th Women Build House in County Being Built in Shiloh~Asheville NC May 18, 2016

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Construction has begun on the 11th house in Buncombe County to be sponsored and built by Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. Women Build offers an opportunity for women to become a part of the solution to a worldwide housing crisis. Construction officially started last Friday with a wall raising celebration. A group of Women Build Global Village team members from all over the country (and one from South Africa!) had been building the flooring and wall components for a full week prior to the celebration.

Raising the first wall of the WB House 5 13 16 (237)

This house is one of the new homes in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Shiloh: Let’s Build campaign! Through the campaign, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will invest $2.5M to build 15 new affordable houses and complete 30 home repair projects in the historic Shiloh neighborhood by the fall of 2017. To learn more, please click here.

Priscilla McDow is the future homeowner who will purchase the Women Build from Habitat once it is finished and after she completes the required 200 hours of homeowner education and hands-on volunteer time with Asheville Area Habitat. She will pay back a 0% interest mortgage over 30 years. Always wanting a home of her own, McDow is beyond excited.

Priscilla McDow center with friends