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Op-Ed: Rising costs hamper Habitat for Humanity and its clients

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17.09.2021

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County has been serving the people of Bucks for over 30 years. An affiliate organization of Habitat for Humanity International, we focus our efforts on building and repairing homes right here in our local community. We are currently facing some significant challenges. The high cost of land in Bucks County and the increased cost of building materials nationwide is affecting our ability to build affordable homes.

The Cost to Build

Pandemic-induced kinks in the supply chain caused the cost to build our current project in Bristol Borough to increase by 25%. The cost of lumber, roof trusses, windows, foundation work, and other materials have all increased, adding an unexpected $51,467 to this build. Private homebuilders and contractors would pass these costs on to the homebuyer, but that is not an option for us. We promise........

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