Habitat for Humanity going through high construction costs

The rise in prices is making it difficult for the non-profit to build homes in the community

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The rise in construction costs is making it difficult for La Crosse’s Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the community.

Staff say material costs for one house are about $20,000 higher than usual.

That’s because the price of lumber went up significantly over the last few months, although prices are starting to finally drop.

“You know, $20,000 is definitely not a small thing when you’re a non-profit organization that works with grant funding, and proceeds from the restore and donors,” Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse area executive director Kahya Fox said. “And you have a really great idea of what that is, and you usually have a pretty good idea of what your costs are going to be. But when you see such drastic changes in material costs in such a short period of time, that can be really hard to recover from.”

Habitat for Humanity is asking you to help buy construction materials for their next housing project.

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