Habitat for Humanity tackles largest project

Dozens of workers turned wooden planks into window frames Saturday at the future site of Habitat for Humanity?s largest project in Brownsville.A crew of real

BROWNSVILLE - Dozens of workers turned wooden planks into window frames Saturday at the future site of Habitat for Humanity?s largest project in Brownsville.

A crew of real estate broker who work for the city?s top-name firms make up Brokers Build. The group has raised $1 million to underwrite 11 apartments, which will help future residents secure a spot in one of 41 units that will be a three-building complex.

"We?re selling multi-million dollar condominiums. It?s time for us to take a step back and give back,? said broker Stan Ponte.

Once complete, the complex will house one, two and three-bedroom apartments, costing up to $160,000. The units will also feature energy-efficient amenities, saving tenants up to at least 30 percent on their bills.

Habitat for Humanity officials say the complex should be finished by January 2009.

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