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Wausau Habitat for Humanity to turn over houses to two families

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WAUSAU — Two low-income families will soon have new homes.

Students in building trades classes at D.C. Everest Senior and Mosinee high schools have been working on the homes all year, according to a Habitat for Humanity news release. The homes have been partially constructed at the schools and will be moved to their permanent locations this week and next. From there, volunteers of the Wausau affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and students will work through the summer to finish the homes. Dedications for the new homes are expected to take place in September.

The D.C. Everest home will be moved to 113 William St., Schofield, on Friday, May 11. The Mosinee home will be moved to 2408 Gowen St., Wausau, on Friday, May 18. The houses are expected to arrive at their respective building sites between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on each date, depending on weather conditions.

“Moving the homes from the school sites to the neighborhoods is always an exciting time for the students, Habitat volunteers and families,” said Berland Meyer, construction supervisor of the Wausau affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, in the news release.

The homes are the 65th and 66th homes the Wausau affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has constructed since its founding in 1990. The organization builds houses using volunteer labor and funds raised from the support of local businesses, churches, individual donors and fund-raising events. These houses are sold at a no profit loan to a partner family chosen through a nondiscriminatory selection process. Partner families become Habitat Homeowners after they have completed the required number of sweat equity hours. A small down payment is required, and an affordable mortgage is held by the affiliate. Homeowners are required to make monthly mortgage payments, which include home insurance and property taxes.

 

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