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North Carolina Habitat for Humanity Buys 100 Acres of Land for Workforce Housing

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North Carolina Habitat for Humanity Buys 100 Acres of Land for Workforce Housing

The Sandhills, NC, office recently bought 100 acres of land to build workforce housing for hundreds of families

May 5, 2023
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Habitat for Humanity recently purchased 100 acres of land in Moore County, N.C., for the development of workforce housing. Once completed, the mixture of single-family dwellings, townhomes, duplexes, and rental units will house an estimated 400 to 600 families, ABC11 reports.

The land purchase in Moore County was made possible with a $3.5 million donation to the Sandhills Habitat for Humanity office by MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

"We're hoping that it's going to help support the area and growing the projected growth in the area," said Farrah Newman, the director of programs for the Sandhills Habitat. "Right now, it's 2% at minimum for the next five to 10 years. And with that, you need to build at least a minimum of 600 units a year to keep up with that growth."

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