Habitat for Humanity provides stability and safety for local family
Habitat for Humanity is making a difference for another Dodge County family, but not in its typical way. For the first time in the county’s history, a family is moving out of a Habitat house and a new family is moving in.
The Habitat house, located in Mantorville, was dedicated to the previous family in December of 2012 and the family outgrew the house. Habitat then had to make the decision if it wanted to keep it a Habitat house by allowing another family to move in or to let the house go and have the homeowners sell it.
“It is a success story in Habitat’s eyes. We felt as a committee that selling the house didn’t continue the mission of Habitat,” said K-M Habitat for Humanity steering committee chair Jeremy Hunze. “It is actually a great opportunity without going through all the time and work of building a new house to serve the needs of a new family.”
The new homeowner is Julie Tangen and her three children Logan, 18, Desirae, 16 and McKenzie 14. The family is originally from Ely but moved to Dodge Center in April 2005.