Lancaster family chosen for Habitat for Humanity home

In this Friday Nov. 27, 2015 photo provided by Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley, members of the family services committee meet with the family on the lot for their future home. Pictured are Hank Blasiak, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley Board Chair, Melissa Rose, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley Family Services Committee Member, Manon Brousseau, 2016 Partner Family, Joanne Mohamed, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley staff and Julie Blouin, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley Family Services Committee Chair. Front row, from left, Wyatt Samson, Cecilia Samson and Sadalee Samson. (Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley via Newswatch Group)

LANCASTER – A Lancaster family has been chosen to receive a Habitat for Humanity home.

Manon Brousseau was crying as members of the family services committee met with the family recently to give them the good news.

“She was crying with joy,” said her daughter, Sadalee Samson.

Sadalee has an eight-year-old twin, Wyatt, and a younger sister, five-year-old Cecilia.

It’s a family of five with Manon’s mother.

This is the first Glengarry build for Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley.

Under the Habitat for Humanity program, the chosen family puts in 500 hours of sweat equity for a Habitat project.

The completed home is sold to them at fair-market-value with an interest-free mortgage, which is held by Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley. The family’s payment covers the property taxes while the balance goes into a fund to build more homes.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Manon on this very important opportunity,” said Julie Blouin, family services committee chairwoman.

Construction is expected to start in the spring.

Eleven homes have been built to date across SD&G, helping 11 families and 25 children.

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