Summer 1980: Construction is Underway


Construction begins in earnest on the first house. The first few houses cost $40,000 to construct, on average. On December 2, 1980, the family selection committee chooses Aaron and Cindy Middlebrooks as the first Habitat for Humanity/Kansas City family. Initially, families were offered a lease agreement with an option to buy their homes later. The Middlebrooks and the other two families initially selected by H4HKC all opted to purchase their homes less than a year after they moved in.