Habitat for Humanity gives Floodwood community a new home for sale

Habitat for Humanity builds new home in Floodwood

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A new house is being built In Floodwood by Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity where an abandoned mobile used to sit on an overgrown lot. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath, single story home was partially constructed by Friendship Homes and was delivered to the Floodwood property on Wednesday. The two halves of the home were delivered by trucks before contractors connected them and raised the roof. Project officials say the home will soon be ready for occupancy.

Working with the City of Floodwood, last fall, Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity obtained the overgrown property and began clearing the lot with the help of local volunteers. The foundation and utilities were already in place and the existing one car garage was painted by volunteers and is expected to be included in the sale of the home.  

Habitat is now looking for an eligible buyer for this affordable home. Income qualified buyers will work with Habitat on downpayment assistance and obtaining an affordable low interest mortgage so that they do not pay more than 30% of their household income for a stable permanent home. Interested persons should contact Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity.

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity (WLSHH) is a not-for-profit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving the Greater Duluth Minnesota area (South St. Louis County, Lake County and Carlton County) WLSHH builds and finances new homes for partner families who would otherwise be priced out of homeownership. Since 1989, Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity has built more than 75 homes with donations and volunteers.