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Habitat House Hits The Road In Macomb

MOUNT CLEMENS – It's a bird, it's a plane -- no, it's a house on the expressway! Habitat for Humanity is packing an entire house and moving it Thursday morning, Aug. 30.

Habitat will move an entire house to its permanent location in Warren,  place it on the foundation and become a family home.

Macomb County's Habitat for Humanity has coordinated with the movers, the city, and the construction team to plan out the 1.5 mile route the house will travel through Center Line and Warren.

The permanent home location for the partner family will be 8484 Timken in Warren.

To get to this point,each Habitat partner family has put in over 250 sweat equity hours per adult over 18 years of age and participates in classes to prepare them for homeownership. They will purchase the home with a no- interest loan held by Macomb Habitat and become taxpaying residents of the city.

And this is a true community project.

The house was built in partnership with the Van Dyke Public School System's construction trade classes on-site at the Kramer Center. This is the third house that VDPS has built with Macomb Habitat. Funding was provided by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program through the city of Warren.

Work will continue after the home lands in its new location. Habitat volunteers will be at the work site this fall to complete the house with landscaping, basement stairs, painting and other interior work, while licensed trades personnel will connect plumbing, electrical and heating systems.

"With this house, Habitat moves closer to eliminating substandard housing," a spokeswoman said.

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