Mercedes team members build latest Habitat home

Several employees with Mercedes-Benz U.S International put in some work all day Tuesday at a home on Elm Street in West Tuscaloosa. 

The home is the 100th home for Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa and should be complete in about six weeks. 

Habitat works with families, local communities, volunteers and partners so more people can live in affordable and safe homes. Habitat’s advocacy efforts focus on policy reform to remove systemic barriers preventing low-income and historically underserved families from accessing adequate, affordable shelter. 

Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa Community Outreach Director Romel Gibson said home ownership helps the entire family. 

“Home ownership is essential, we believe, to stability of a family,” Gibson said. “It helps in so many areas, not just to get a roof over their head. But again, it provides stability for a parent to be able to parent their child the right way.”

Habitat Tuscaloosa is currently searching for homeowners who may qualify for roof repairs. You can see if you qualify or learn more right here.

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