Chinese Drywall to Cost Habitat for Humanity $750,000

Oct 27, 2010

This article was published in The Ledger on October 27, 2010: 

Chinese Drywall to Cost Habitat for Humanity $750,000


The Associated Press

Habitat for Humanity of Lee County is facing a $750,000 bill to gut at least 24 homes built with defective Chinese drywall and relocate the residents.

Habitat President and CEO Katherine Green says the homes were built between 2006 and 2009 in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.

Green says the drywall was donated through Habitat’s international headquarters in 2006.

The renovations will begin in November.

Defective Chinese drywall has been linked to problems ranging from a foul odor to corrosion of pipes and wiring. Some residents of homes with the material have reported health problems.