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Habitat Races to Finish "House That Grace Built"

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Several faith communities are coming together to continue building up Erie neighborhoods.

Habitat for Humanity's latest project is "The House that Grace Built"; the latest installment in a group of houses known as the "Faith Build," which was started back in 2009.

Previous homes in the build sit at 23rd and Elm Street. The newest house sits among the others on Camphausen Avenue. Volunteers are right on schedule, and that's saying a lot, because this house is being built in just two weeks.

To put it in perspective, a normal habitat home takes nine months to complete.

On Thursday volunteers worked on the kitchen floor and began installing kitchen cabinets, and they also painted doors for the hallway.

Habitat for Humanity has it down to a pretty efficient system for this house, using about 25 workers a day.

The quick timeline of just 12 work days is made possible by the tireless efforts of members of several local churches of different denominations.

There are only two work days left, but there's still plenty left on the builders' to- do list.

"In just a couple of days we'll finish out the kitchen cabinets, the linoleum will be out on the floor... the bathroom will get it's vanities, the countertops will be in," said Nancy Milkowski of Habitat for Humanity. "It'll look like a finished house come Sunday."

On that day we'll bring you the dedication ceremony for "The House that Grace Built", and introduce you to the new homeowner.

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