BUTTE – An organization that creates affordable housing for needy families in the Butte area is celebrating 25 years this month in the Mining City.

Habitat For Humanity will celebrate a quarter of a century of building new homes in Butte on March 17th.

The group builds homes in blighted areas for needy families who make payments on the homes in order to become homeowners.

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“When we counted it all up there were more than 180 people served and 84 children got housing because of the work of volunteers. One hundred thousand hours of volunteer labor in that time and 72 new homes,” said Habitat For Humanity member Barbara Miller.

The group’s goal is to build 10 more homes in the Butte area this year.

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News