Habitat for Humanity Greater Muncie, Indiana, will be having 5 additional new homes in Whiteley area, a northeast Muncie neighborhood. According to the CEO of Habitat for Humanity in the area, Lindsay Arthur, the organization is happy to be working again with the Whiteley Community Council and the Whiteley community to encourage new home ownership in the district.
Inline with Habitat’s building new and green homes — a new home in Canton, Illinois has recently been branded as the city’s green home, because of its sustainable design. The new home is said to be funded by Lowes Building Materials— retailer for building plans and materials.
Habitat for Humanity Indiana has been granted by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis’ Affordable Housing Program about $50,000 to build the five new homes.
The new homes, according to a report, will be built using eco friendly products to promote and encourage green living, while the first of the 5 homes is said to be funded partially by the FHLBI and a part of Habitat’s Women Build program. The home will be located at 928 N. Central St.
According to the president of Whiteley Community Council, Julius Anderson, who is also the City Council District 6 representative, the council is pleased for Habitat’s continues commitment to provide new homes in Whiteley area.
However, Anderson also said some residents are concerned about Habitat building new homes in the area, which can decrease home value in Whiteley.
But an Indiana-based appraisal consultant firm, PSC Associates, disagrees with it, and said that Habitat’s new homes can transform the community and might improve home values in the area.