• Habitat for Humanity to finish Casselberry construction project


    CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Habitat for Humanity is set to finish a Casselberry construction project that has been sitting dormant.
    Construction on the first phase of the project is expected to start in the next couple of weeks.
    Six townhomes will be built on an empty lot. Across the street is another empty property where an additional six homes will go.  
    Nicole Telfair, a single mother of two who has been living with her sister, is having a home built on the site, called Antigua Bay.

    "It will give my daughters, both of my daughters, something to come home to," said Telfair.
    Two lots in the unfinished development have been sitting empty since 2008.
    A lack of funding caused developers to abandon the original project, leaving only 24 of the planned 36 units built.
    Channel 9's Julie Salomone has learned that Habitat for Humanity has purchased the land and will build the remaining 12 townhomes, including Telfair's house.
    The homes that will be built on the property will be made to look like the existing homes.
    Officials said the project is expected to have a $3.2 million impact on Seminole County, and several sponsors have helped cover the cost.
    "It is corporations, faith-based and government funding, but a majority of it comes from private dollars," said  Penny Seater with Habitat for Humanity in Seminole County and Greater Apopka.

    Telefair said a home will give her family a foundation.
    "It will give me a sense of relief actually to know I can call that my home," she said.

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