La Crosse Area Habitat For Humanity looking for five future homeowners, including a veteran family

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — La Crosse Area Habitat For Humanity opened an application round looking for five future homeowners, a record number for the local nonprofit.

Habitat says they will accept application for the following homes:

  • New construction home on Onalaska Avenue in La Crosse. This is a flood plain home, and Habitat will be working with the City of La Crosse to elevate the home out of the flood zone.
  • Rehabilitated, 2-bedroom home on Adams Street in La Crosse.
  • Rehabilitated, 3-bedroom home on Hamilton Street in West Salem.
  • Rehabilitated, 3-bedroom home in Eitzen, Minnesota. This home was sold to Habitat and will be moved from its current location to a piece of land owned by Habitat in Eitzen. The home will be moved sometime this September.
  • New construction home on Juneau Street in Tomah. This will be Habitat for Heroes’ second Veteran Home. Habitat will be selecting a veteran and their family for this home.

“We are so excited to be able to select such a large number of families,” Habitat’s Executive Director Kahya Fox said. “Families don’t know it yet, but the lives of five families are about to be changed in such a profound a positive way.”

Fox says soaring prices put homeownership out of reach, particularly among low-income families.

“Lack of access to housing impacts everyone. Individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, and local economies suffer when less people can buy homes,” Fox said.

You can download the application and instructions at Applications are due by Friday, September 2 at 5 pm.

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