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City of Seattle
Gregory J. Nickels (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: Mayor joins Mariners to hit homerun for affordable housing

1/30/2006  12:30:00 PM

Mayor joins Mariners to hit homerun for affordable housing
City will donate land for home built by Seattle Mariners
and Habitat for Humanity

SEATTLE -Mayor Greg Nickels joined Seattle Mariners team members and other volunteers today to help build a Habitat for Humanity house destined for city-owned land in the Judkins Park neighborhood.

“This is a homerun for affordable housing,” said Mayor Greg Nickels. “A little Seattle rain didn’t stop this important project today, and I’m grateful to have teammates like the Mariners to help provide housing for a family in need.”

The home was framed in an all-day effort at Safeco Field. Participants included Mariners Manager Mike Hargrove and his wife Sharon Hargrove, Former Mariner Dan Wilson, Habitat for Humanity and Armstrong Homes volunteers, among others.

Once a foundation is ready, Habitat will move the 2-story, 4-bedroom house to city-owned surplus land at 1321 26th Ave. South. The house will be put into a land trust to preserve long-term affordability.

This effort is part of a Major League Baseball/Habitat for Humanity partnership to build homes in each of the 30 Major League cities.

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