Habitat for Humanity builds 100th home in Newburgh

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Habitat for Humanity is building its 100th home in Newburgh.

For the past year, more than 3,000 volunteers have been renovating six vacant properties on Williams Street in Newburgh and transforming them into single-family homes.

The nonprofit has been building or renovating homes in Newburgh since 1999, providing low-income families a place to live and establish roots in the community.

Volunteers began working on the 100th home last fall and completely gutted it out. It was rebuilt to be a five-bedroom home and is expected to be completed by the end of October.

The home will be owned by disabled Army veteran Julius Williams.

"I can smile. I can look and say... it's been a rewarding experience," he says.

Matt Arbolino, director of Habitat for Humanity in Newburgh, says the community benefits as well.

"It increases the assessed property value across the city," he says.

Newburgh's Habitat for Humanity plans to dedicate its 100th home on their 20th anniversay in October.

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