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Habitat Having Hard Time Dealing With Costs

Steve Smart, Executive Director of Amarillo Habitat for Humanity Steve Smart, Executive Director of Amarillo Habitat for Humanity

One local family will be able to move into a brand new house. Built in just one week.

A house they would have never been able to afford if it wasn't for the help of Amarillo's Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity International has organized a nationwide event called "Home Builder's Blitz".

The goal is to build over 250 homes in just one week.

And for the first time Amarillo's taking part.

The organization builds homes year round but they've never completed one this quickly.

The Texas Panhandle Builders Association is volunteering to complete the house.

Because like everything these days it's not as easy to run a non-profit company.

"We do have some cost increases and that was come to hurt us a little bit. Looks like it's going to come to hurt us more in the future. The costs are coming up and starting this summer they're going higher," said Steve Smart, the Executive Director of Amarillo Habitat for Humanity. 

While donation's have not slipped yet. The cost of building houses is starting to hurt the habitat.

Steve Smart tells us the economy is making it harder to plan for their next project in September, which will be three houses at one time.

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