Habitat for Humanity finished the building the last home in the 10 home project on Minda Street this week. To celebrate they held a party Saturday with food, a water slide and a dunk tank.
Families from other Habitat for Humanity homes attended the event. The organization said they build about three houses a year. Margaret Gomez moved into her Habitat home in 1998. She said it was a life-changing experience.
"I love my habitat home and I take a lot of pride in my home," said Gomez.
Felicity Gonzales also obtained a home through Habitat for Humanity.
"It's been very meaningful for me and my family to get our home. We've been very excited, very happy about home ownership," said Gonzales.
Habitat for Humanity Abilene started about 20 years ago. They said they have built 153 homes in Abilene so far.
Steve Leggett, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Abilene, said most of the people they build homes for can't afford them.
He said those to receive a Habitat home you must put in 300 hours of building time.
The organization said it saves about $300,000 per home in labor costs by having volunteers build each structure.
Leggett said they are looking for people who need homes in Abilene and people who want to volunteer.