Springfield family moves into REALTOR®-built Habitat home

2014 IAR President Phil Chiles discusses the completion of a Habitat for Humanity home in Springfield. Chiles made the construction of three Habitat homes a focus of his presidency. (Image: WICS.com)

Illinois REALTORS® spearheaded an effort this summer to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Springfield.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, the new owner took possession of the home located on East Enterprise Street. Rachel Creighton and her four children were the beneficiaries of the dwelling built as part of a project by Illinois REALTORS® to construct three Habitat homes in the state this year. (WICS story here)

A similar project in Murphysboro was completed over the summer. A third build is finishing up in Aurora.

IAR 2014 President Phil Chiles was the driving force behind the project. Chiles, a Springfield REALTOR® and builder, has had a long association with Habitat for Humanity projects, and serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity for Sangamon County.

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Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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