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A hard Habitat to break: Nonprofit homebuilder turns 25

Ten years ago, Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs officials were thinking about packing it in.

The Chicago Heights-based organization was building a new home and moving a family into it less than once per year on average, so the organization considered closing the affiliate or investing its resources into a sister affiliate.

Instead, the nonprofit group doubled down on its investments. This year, the group celebrated its 25th anniversary and is more successful than ever, having built 72 houses overall — 34 of those in just the past three years…Please click here to read Casey Toner’s full story in the Southtown Star.

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