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Bend Habitat for Humanity will begin work on their hundredth home in central Oregon this Friday.

However, one local family is moving into their new Habitat for Humanity home today.

Dorinda Vetterick and has been working for the past two years, volunteering for Habitat, and attending classes on home ownership and credit.

Robin Cooper, Community Outreach Manager for Bend Habitat for Humanity explains, "when a family enters our program they are required to attend home ownership and budgeting classes every single month, so our families are learning how to manage their money and what it means to be a home owner"

In addition to attending classes, habitat for humanity also finances the home at a zero percent interest rate and residents are expected to put in "sweat equity" by volunteering for habitat, building other people's houses, as well as their own.

Single parents families are required to put in 400 hours, and two parent families are expected to put in 600 as a down payment on the house.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.