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Building her own home
Work begins on area's 29th Habitat house
Stephanie Banks hammers a nail in her Habitat for Humanity home during the first day of construction on Saturday. The home on North Smith Street is expected to be complete June 24.
Stephanie Banks has seized her window of opportunity and opened her door to home ownership.Banks was on hand with a hammer and nails as work began Saturday on the 29th Habibtat for Humanity home in Warren County. She and her two boys, ages 11 and 9, will live in the home upon completion in about three months.“I never thought I’d own my own home,” said Banks, “and I for sure never thought I would be building my own home. I’ve nailed some nails and I helped lift a wall.”By the end of the day Saturday, all four walls of Banks’ home were in place.