More Habitats on the Horizon

Appears in the April 2023 issue.

A home in Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s proposed “smart neighborhood,” Habitat Green Freedom

With the hopes of breaking ground this spring, Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity has proposed a new 17-home “smart neighborhood” on Jericho Road in Aurora, called Habitat Green Freedom. Nicor Gas and its owner, Southern Company, are partnering on the project to build the net-zero energy-efficient homes. With three bedrooms and two-car garages, the 1,700-square-foot houses (in six different designs) have an estimated value of $325,000 but would cost prospective homeowners at least 30 percent less because Habitat for Humanity would act as both developer and mortgage holder.


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