Housing Development Alliance workers begin on final home in Gurneys Bend

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Published: May. 25, 2022 at 3:14 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Housing Development Alliance workers are digging the last footer in Gurneys Bend, just one year after the project kicked off.

On May 11, 2021, HDA partnered with the City of Hazard with the goal of building 15 new homes for low income citizens. Today that goal became a reality as they began digging on the 15th home.

11 homeowners have moved in as of May 25, 2022.

”Just to watch each of these homes go up and to see them go as quickly as they did and then to watch the families move in, is just extra ordinary because you know it’s low income families that now have an opportunity to have the best future possible,” Mindy Miller, Director of Development and Communications said.

Crew workers are expecting to have the last house up by the end of the summer and the entire project complete by the end of the year. HDA plans to have a celebration this fall to celebrate all the new houses and homeowners.

”If you want to volunteer, come out and help us, we’d really appreciate it, we appreciate all the help that we can get,” Steven Hurt, Lead Carpenter of the framing crew said.

HDA is always looking for new volunteers and donors to help with their projects. In the future they hope to continue more projects like this one, in other counties. If you want to volunteer, you can visit here.

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