Family needed for Habitat for Humanity house

Updated: December 22, 2020 10:31 PM
Created: December 22, 2020 09:42 PM

For years, Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity has helped families achieve their goals of owning their own home. And the families are usually the ones helping with the building process, putting in what the organization calls "sweat equity." But that's not the case with their most recent build.

Habitat for Humanity is in the process of finishing a home build in Duluth, at 5708 West 8th Street. And they're also looking for a family to fill it.

"We are still in the process of trying to find a family for this house," says Chase Bement, Director of Operations with Habitat for Humanity. "If anyone is interested, they can definitely contact us on our website, at Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity, and potentially fill out an application."

It's perfect for a small or growing single family, with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.

The idea behind having the family pitch in with the build helps keep cost down. But the pandemic put a wrench in their usual operations.

"With an organization like our own, we really strive on volunteers building the home. With COVID striking in march, and a lot of the folks who volunteer for us are in the older age category, we saw a lot of them staying back," says Bement. "In the end, it actually caused us to have to pay for contractors to come on in, which brought the cost of the house up."

Habitat for Humanity says they are optimistic that the public will help them find a partner family that can make this house their home, and allow them to continue their mission of building affordable housing in our communities.

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