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Habitat for Humanity Plans for Twice as Many Houses

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Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is aiming to double its production this year.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff tells us why and how they plan to accomplish this...

In past years, Habitat's Springfield affiliate completed around six houses a year.

But, officials with the organization say its Board of Directors decided to increase the output because of the increase of need in the area.

Anna Codutti (Co-Duty) is the Director of Development and Community Relations for Habitat's Springfield affiliate.

She says to accomplish this goal, it's the Springfield community who will need to step up to the challenge.

The project currently underway is a 56 house subdivision north of Dickerson Park Zoo called Legacy Trails.

Five houses have already been completed and the sixth is set to be dedicated in early April.

Codutti says the goal is to finish about 21 houses within the first two years of the project and complete the rest over a four year period.

She says this will require the group to multitask more than it has in the past.

This isn't the first 50-plus house subdivision the local Habitat for Humanity organization has undertaken.

Before beginning work on the Legacy Trails community, Habitat completed a 51 house community near Division Street and Kansas Expressway.