On Sunday (Feb. 23), Habitat for Humanity of Washington County dedicated their 50th home built in Washington County, according to a news release put out today.
This house is also the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified home built by Habitat for Humanity in the state of Arkansas.
Partnering with the United States Green Building Council Arkansas Chapter, the goal was to show that homes can be built to such a standard and remain affordable. The certification means not only will the homeowner’s house be energy efficient, but the building process was environmentally responsible and utilized resources efficiently, according to the news release.
The home built will be purchased by Brenda, a single grandmother, who is raising her 10-year-old grandson Evan.
“I have always dreamed of owning our own home, and the reality is here,” she said.
Evan is excited about having his own room and living in a safe neighborhood, in which, he can go outside and play.