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Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new development

(South Salt Lake Journal) Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground for its seventh development in Salt Lake Valley. This development is found right in the heart of South Salt Lake City.

The new building project, located at 47 West Dewar Grove Lane, is called the Southgate Planned Unit Development. It's the new site of eight Habitat for Humanity homes and a playground. The groundbreaking ceremony took place April 15.

Joining Habitat for Humanity officials at the ceremony were South Salt Lake City Mayor Cherie Wood and the South Salt Lake City Council, along with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member Francisco Sotelo, who performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The South Salt Lake City and Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity Partnership began in April 2009 with the sale of the first four lots completed this past March 10.

"Partnering with our local government entities such as South Salt Lake City is vital to our ability to provide affordable housing to low-income families throughout the Salt Lake and Tooele counties," Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Stephen Tagliaferri said. "The partnership between South Salt Lake City and Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity exemplifies the commitment to build and revitalize livable, safe and productive communities. Through this partnership, eight families will now have a permanent and stable home of their own."

The program provides permanent housing opportunities and comprehensive financial life skills to low-income families in Salt Lake and Tooele counties. Partner families will become an integral part of the community, paying taxes.

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