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Mary Helen Graham, Family Select Committe Chair, Habitat Board Member....GROUND IS BROKEN FOR THE 20th HABITAT HOUSE.IN ATHENS COUNTY.. .ATHENS, Ohio ? Ground was broken on Thursday, March 9, for the 20th Habitat for Humanity House in Athens County. The lot is located on W. Fourth Street in The Plains, Ohio. The Ohio University Coalition of Athens County Habitat for Humanity, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ohio), the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (FHLB), and the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) are sponsoring this build.. .The Brigante family is scheduled to occupy the house by June 30. Robin Brigante is an Ohio University 2005 alumna who was rendered paraplegic after a car accident in fall 2004. Brigante earned her bachelor of specialized study degree to become a drug and alcohol counselor. She will live in the house with her 20-year-old son, Treavis Poynter.. .?Ohio University is committed to actively sharing our resources to improve the quality of life in southeastern Ohio,? Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis said. ?We are especially proud to be involved in this build as we work to create a home for one of Ohio University?s own, Robin Brigante, who has shown incredible strength as she earned her degree and displayed a distinct commitment to her education.?. .More than 20 interior architecture students from the university?s College of Health and Human Services? School of Human and Consumer Sciences have developed floor plans for the build. Under the leadership of Associate Professor David Matthews, the students are part of the Design Group student organization, which initiated its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because of a desire to be active in community projects while learning directly from the design and construction experience.. .The purchase of the lot was made possible by a grant from the CHIP program and an Ohio University employee, Jim Yute, and his wife, Maggie, who agreed to sell the property at below