ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Two families will soon have homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity and volunteer labor.
The ninth and tenth habitat homes are being finished up in Roseburg.
The Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity has been serving the Roseburg community for 10 years, and a new duplex will become the new home for two families later this year.
The need for affordable homes for low to moderate income families is very prevalent in Douglas County, according to Frank Fisk of Wells Fargo. "It's low income housing and a lot of people think it's free," said Fisk. "It's not free. The families that move into habitat, they actually pay a mortgage, they actually have to earn that house."
Habitat for Humanity averages one home or duplex per year because all of the work is done on weekends by volunteers. "There's an interview process they have to go through in order to qualify to be a homeowner, so it's a pretty in-depth process they go through," Fisk said.
"It's very rewarding because those houses are made on all volunteer hours and volunteer supplies," he said.
Fisk says Wells Fargo has donated thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours to humanity efforts all across Oregon.