Clay Brooks looks out from the door of his new home.
The Putnam County chapter Habitat for Humanity was part of a celebration yesterday to recognize a milestone for the Habitat organization. Officials say they have repaired or built 400,000 homes since 1976. Putnam County's Habitat chapter has been a part of the global effort. Since 1996, Putnam County Habitat has built 56 houses and is now building EarthCraft certified homes to provide even more affordable homes for families in need in the community. Habitat's local executive director Pam Ealey said, “Our Habitat Affiliate is continuing its efforts to help families in need of decent, affordable housing. With continued support of our sponsors and volunteers, we’ll continue to address affordable housing needs in Putnam County.” She says the Brooks family, the most recent recipient of a Habitat home, is expected to move in to their new house by Christmas.