The first house was built in Ellis; the next two are side-by-side in the 400 block of East 17th.
Habitat Board President Louise Reece says finishing the third home has been a four-year process.
Although the owner of the new home doesn’t want to be publicly identified by the media, Reese says the woman is very excited and grateful to be in her new home:
HFHEC co-president Carolyn States says they’re hoping to build a fourth home, which might not be in Hays. “We represent all of Ellis County,” she says. “It’s going to take a lot of research to get it underway, and of course, lots of fundraising.”
The local Habitat chapter is staffed entirely by volunteers.