Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley held a special ceremony earlier this month to commemorate the completion of 16 total Habitat townhomes in Columbia Falls that have been constructed in the Mitchell Way development. Construction on the project began in May 2011 and used over 50,000 hours from nearly 6,000 volunteers, homeowner “sweat equity,” and donations from local and national building material suppliers to keep the cost of construction low. All families for these homes were also elected prior to construction and with the exception of the final two families moving in at the end of April, all families have occupied their homes
Habitat for Humanity’s Columbia Falls Affordable Housing project is a 16-unit townhome development, eight of which were constructed in part with funding from a $360,000 federal grant. This grant was received by the city through the Montana Department of Commerce HOME Program and managed jointly by the City of Columbia Falls and Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley.
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley was established in 1989 with the mission of eliminating substandard housing. Due to rapid population growth, an increase in property values and stagnant income levels, the need for affordable housing in the Flathead Valley has increased over the last two decades.
For those interested in volunteering, additional information can be found by calling the Habitat for Humanity administrative office at (406) 257-8800.