Habitat House Blessed for New Family

A Youngstown woman and her family soon will have a newly remodeled house thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County.

The house at 3501 Kreiger Lane was built by Nehemiah Builders, which helped re-establish Habitat in the area. The house was the first one built by the Nehemiah Group 16 years ago. The all-volunteer group of approximately 25 churches coordinated the project with a Habitat affiliate.

Habitat normally does a groundbreaking for its homes, but because this house is a remodel, a blessing was held on Thursday instead. New carpet and appliances already have been added, along with some interior work, but the house also will get a new roof and new siding.

Once it is complete, the house will belong to Gayla Jackson, who is in the process of completing her 300 sweat equity hours and undergoing classes to become a new homeowner. She is expecting to move in by the end of summer or early fall.

In addition to this remodel, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County also is working on a brand new home that also is expected to be completed by the end of summer.

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