Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Home In Juneau

(Juneau) Habitat for Humanity has dedicated a new home in Juneau.  A ceremony was held Saturday for the residence located at 512 South Main Street that will be occupied by the Schwark family. Russ Wanta, Executive Director with Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties, says the project started two years ago. The Schwark’s had been living in the basement of relatives. He says it has, so far, been their largest land purchase. Families who are selected for a Habitat home must demonstrate need, meet income eligibility guidelines and contribute sweat equity by taking part in the building process. The Juneau home has four bedrooms and was built with accessibility ramps, wider doors, and turnaround spaces to accommodate a family member who is wheelchair bound. Wanta says the Schwark’s moved in on Saturday and will soon be the sole owners of the home. Wanta says Habitat is also renovating a home Beaver Dam on University Avenue and a family will be moving in sometime in June. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity you can visit their website at www.hfhwashco.org.