Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s celebrate women in construction

Hampshire County

Over the last decade, more than 117,000 women have built more than 4,500 homes across the country, including some right here in western Massachusetts.

Habitat for Humanity and hardware store giant Lowe’s created National Women Build week, 11-years-ago.

Habitat for Humanity recognized women in construction while putting the final touches on this duplex on North Pleasant Street in Amherst Thursday.

Habitat for Humanity makes the dream of homeownership a reality. 

Megan McDonough of the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity told 22News, “Houses in Amherst aren’t just affordable to people who are working class and have jobs and earn that income that just can’t make that difference to be able to own a home of their own.” 

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Amherst Community Land Trust chose the two families that will own these duplexes, purchased with zero percent mortgages.

Each family must fall within the income eligibility limits and complete 250 hours of sweat equity in construction.

Each family will receive their house keys in a re-dedication ceremony this summer. 

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