Hometown Habitat News

Women Build house is Habitat’s 300th home

Woman holding up hammer to wooden frame of homeMay 16, 2024 Courtesy of The Villages Daily Sun. Written by Maddie Cutler, Daily Sun Senior Writer

The noise of power tools combined with words of encouragement and teamwork was the soundtrack of the day during Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter’s Women Build event. Construction began May 11 at The Cottages at Heritage Grove, the first age-restricted community built by Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter.

The town of Tavares requested Habitat keep the neighborhood age-restricted, Development Coordinator Hannah Zeller said.

“The surrounding land is a 55-plus area, and when we acquired the land Tavares wanted to keep the whole area available for those 55 and older,” Zeller said. “Our goal is to service the community in the way it needs, so we were more than happy to let The Cottages be an age-restricted community.”

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