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Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity builds 60th home

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Daniel Litland (right) receives the keys to his new home Saturday from Scott Covington, vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity. Daniel Litland (right) receives the keys to his new home Saturday from Scott Covington, vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

A deserving Petal man is the recipient of the 60th house built by the Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity. Daniel Litland received the keys to his new home on McInnis Street during a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon.

Habitat for Humanity partners with needy folks like Litland to help them build and own their own home. 

His house is the second of six Habitat homes that are planned for McInnis Street.

Construction on Litland's home began last September.

"These homes are not free, these homes are not donated to these individuals," said Scott Covington, vice-president of the Board of Directors of Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity. "They work for these homes. They pay a mortgage every month. The mortgage money is then used to help fund the next home in the process. So, they have to go through a very rigorous planning and budgeting process," he said.

"It just feels so great," said Daniel Litland. "Next week, I'll be moving in and I'll finally be getting started and settling in, so it'll be great," he said. 

During the cermony, Litland also received an American flag and Bible for his new home.

The Hattiesburg-Area Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary in May.

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