The doors are opening on another Habitat for Humanity home this weekend.

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County Builds will celebrate the completion of the 263rd Habitat home in Dane County, located at 2504 Equity Lane, with a celebration at noon Saturday, Oct. 14. The public is invited to meet the family, tour the home and share refreshments.

The home is sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity UW-Madison Campus Chapter and will be the 11th home in Fitchburg’s Renaissance on the Park neighborhood. There are 23 more homes scheduled to be built in the neighborhood by 2021, according to a news release.

The home has three bedrooms and is wheelchair accessible. The soon-to-be homeowner, Maricela, works for the Department of Workforce Development and will move in with her two sons, Emilio and Elian Miguel. Previously, the family has moved between apartments often and struggled to find affordable housing.

“I can only afford a small apartment and my sons are getting to the age that they need their own space and privacy,” Maricela said in the release.

Valerie Johnson, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, said she is proud to work with Maricela’s family.

“This isn’t just a home for this family, it’s really giving them the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future,” Johnson said in the release.

Habitat homeowners are required to take educational courses to prepare for homeownership, according to the release. They also spend hundreds of hours volunteering on the construction site, building their home. Maricela worked at the Habitat office and Habitat ReStore, and baked treats for volunteers, in addition to other charitable deeds.

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