Hundreds turn out to help Habitat for Humanity on mission for affordable housing

Published: Feb. 28, 2017 at 3:57 PM MST
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They're addressing the need for affordable housing in the Black Hills.

Hundreds came out for Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity at their 2nd annual Builders Breakfast Tuesday morning.

The nonprofit has seen success in the past getting people in need into their own homes.

And they're currently working on transforming the old Garfield school in North Rapid into a housing complex.

Habitat officials say there's a huge need for affordable housing in our community and say it needs to be addressed on the front end.

Scott Engmann, Executive Director for Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity says, "We've had declining incomes for families. We've had increasing rents and increasing costs for homes. It's really a perfect storm for families struggling to get that decent home. What we're finding is more and more families are just a paycheck or two from becoming homeless."

Our very own Jack Caudill was the emcee for Tuesday morning's event.

To get involved with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity you can find them on Twitter @BHHabitat or by stopping into their location on Omaha Street.