Local woman to get new home

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Those providing their time and labor into building the new home include Tommy Covington, Dan Parrish, Matt Parrish, Andy Parrish, Jack Pitcher, Kenny Kaufman, Lisso Simmons, Craig Annis and members of the NSU men’s basketball team. The home is located on Bossier Street. Photos by Hannah Richardson

A new home being built by Natchitoches Fuller Center for Housing is under construction on Bossier Street according to Jim Roberts, president of the center. Natchitoches Fuller Center For Housing Inc., was formerly Natchitoches Habitat for Humanity Inc.

The home will be for Stephanie Metoyer.

Donations of materials have been received from Weyerhaeuser in Zwolle and Arcadia and Stine’s Lumber in Natchitoches. The framing was done by a church in Ohio and shipped to Natchitoches by the church. Labor for construction has come from the NSU men’s basketball team, Tommy Covington, Dan Parrish, Matt Parrish, Andy Parrish, Jack Pitcher, Kenny Kaufman, Lisso Simmons and Craig Annis.

Natchitoches Fuller Center for Housing was founded Aug. 23, 1994 and is a 5Ol(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Since its organization, it has built four houses for families who could not otherwise qualify for a loan. Each family is required to contribute 350 sweat equity hours. Each homeowner is required to complete financial/budgeting and home maintenance training.

The homeowner has a credit check as a part of the application process to identify issues that could impact their ability to pay their mortgage. Natchitoches Fuller Center For Housing Inc., carries the mortgage on the home with a 0 percent interest rate. Construction costs will be paid by donations of labor, material and/or fixtures plus cash donations from individuals or companies to defray the costs of materials that have to be purchased.

To contribute to the project, make checks payable to Natchitoches Fuller Center For Housing, Inc. and mail the check to P. O. Box 7024, Natchitoches, LA 71457. To donate labor or materials to the project, contact Roberts at 318-554-8225.