The first North Collin County Habitat for Humanity home in Blue Ridge will begin with a wall-raising ceremony Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. on the land for the five-bedroom house, 325 S. Morrow St. in Blue Ridge.

The Angela Hall Family has been working diligently to complete the 450 sweat equity hours required to take possession of their new home, which is expected to be completed in early summer.

Angela is employed by Crowder Specific Chiropractic, McKinney, as a chiropractic assistant who develops X-rays and works with patient reports and has lived in Blue Ridge all her life. The family consists of five children and two grandchildren and many other relatives in the area.

She and the family are working with volunteers and generous donors to build her new home, which the family will purchase from NCC-Habitat. Financing will be provided by USDA through their rural 502 Program.

 All new homeowners must qualify for their homes by completing their sweat equity hours, maintaining good credit and have a steady income, no felony convictions, be legal residents and show a willingness to partner.

Partner families are paired with a mentor during the building process and for their first year of home ownership.

The wall-raising ceremony is open to the public and will honor the efforts of the Hall Family and officially kick off the beginning of their new home.  NCC-Habitat staff will be present to answer questions about the home ownership program for interested applicants.

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Angela Hall was born and raised in Blue Ridge and wants her children to grow up in the same community. She is employed in McKinney as a chiropractic assistant and spends weekends with her extended family, also residing in Blue Ridge. Angela’s children include Jessica, mother of one, who lives in Sherman; twins Kali and Kimberly, high school students; Mathew, an eighth grader, and Amber, who attends fi­rst grade. A new granddaughter, Gracie, was born in 2012.

The family is working diligently on the required 450 sweat equity hours as plans for their new five-bedroom home take shape.

This is the fi­rst Habitat home to be built in Blue Ridge, thanks to a generous land donor who gifted the land speci­fically for the Hall Family.