Women Build

A team, including several co-workers from Deere & Co., raises one of the exterior walls of a new Habitat for Humanity home in north Davenport, a few years ago.

Two Quad-City families will get a start on their new homes Saturday with the help of Habitat for Humanity Quad-Cities, home sponsors and volunteers.

Groundbreakings will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday for the homes in East Moline and Milan.

First up is Habitat's home No. 105, which is at 1502 11th Ave., East Moline, and will be purchased by Kodjovi Anowodji and Ami Messan. The second will be home No. 106 at 226 3rd Ave. E., Milan, and will be purchased by Ayao Vonor and Sylvie Thomede. Both events are open to the public.

The families must meet Habitat's qualification process and put in sweat equity hours. They also are responsible for paying a zero-interest loan to Habitat. Habitat homes in the Quad-Cities are currently sold to families for $80,000 to $85,000, depending on the number of bedrooms. The mortgage they pay will help fund future Habitat homes.

More than $100,000 must be raised for each house Habitat builds. Deere & Co., the Scott County Housing Council, Wells Fargo Bank and Habitat ReStore are sponsors for these two homes.