Citrus Springs Habitat community

The first phase of the new Habitat at Citrus Springs project has begun and is ahead of schedule, according to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County, Inc. This phase will include 100 new homes. When all seven phases are finished a total of 500 homes will be built.

Plans to build 100 new affordable Habitat for Humanity homes in Citrus Springs are a month ahead of schedule and construction is now set to begin on the first 14 lots in October.

“We’ve been blessed that things are falling into place,” said George Rusaw, president/CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County.

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George Rusaw

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