It's been three years since Habitat for Humanity Kamloops walked away from its last completed project.
Now, society members are ready to take on another duplex-raising venture.
Habitat for Humanity has bought a lot at the corner of Westsyde Road and Kyle Drive, said spokeswoman Diana Skoglund, and will likely start building Sept. 1.
They had been looking for a property near their last build off Parkcrest Avenue in Brocklehurst, but that was taking too long, Skoglund said.
"We just got desperate to get something going. We've got 100 people on our list looking for homes; that's the kind of need there is here."
The Habitat executive hasn't chosen the families to occupy the duplex, she said. Once those families are chosen, they'll have to contribute "sweat equity" to the construction and the non-profit society will work out a payment plan that works for them.
A community meeting will be held in September and everyone on the list who still needs a home will be notified. They'll learn just what it takes to become a Habitat partner, Skoglund said.
"We should have the families moving in by spring."
There are already 200 volunteers signed up and ready to start work on the home but Habitat is still looking for people who have skills.
"We need people that will come out and take on a little more responsibility as volunteer crew supervisors and site supervisors."
Habitat for Humanity is a happening charitable organization, said Sko glund.
ReStore, the society's new and used building supply store, is nearly up and running.
Habitat has signed a lease for a corner unit in Cariboo Place and all the hardware and supplies are filtering in. The store is expected to open in the next couple of weeks.
All the money raised from the store will go back to Habitat. Skoglund said each ReStore is expected to generate enough money to do its own build each year.