Newest Habitat For Humanity Home Dedicated

The first phase of the Habitat Village in Gulfport is now halfway finished.

Tamara Mills cut the ribbon on the her new Habitat for Humanity house on Sunday. Hers it the fifth house to become part of the Habitat Village in north Gulfport, which will eventually grow to about 50 homes.

Officials with Habitat For Humanity say they're pleased with the progress made so far.

"We're real pleased and proud of the progress that we've made and looking forward to continuing to build in this area up here and finish this phase," Mike Johnson with Habitat For Humanity said.

Ten houses will make up the first phase of the Habitat Village. Volunteers from First United Methodist Church in Long Beach helped to build the house dedicated Sunday.