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Latest Habitat House Built

Check out this virtual tour of the latest completed house in Calmar by clicking on the photo above. Thank you to Harman Realty for putting the virtual tour  together.

The 33rd home built by WCHfH!

Congratulations to Lori Kuboushek and her children, Katelyn and Kyle, on recently moving into their new home--the 33rd home built by WCHfH! And thank you to Luther College students Ethan Bellendier and Sarah Hoehns for helping Lori, Katelyn, and Kyle on moving day!

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The Calmar Homeowners

Calmar Building 2020

The 33rd Partner Family for Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHfH) will be Lori Kuboushek and her children, Katelyn and Kyle. Their new home is WCHfH’s 2020 new home build in Calmar, Iowa. Lori and her children have lived in an apartment in Calmar for three years, where she often slept on a couch so that her kids have rooms of their own.

“A couple of my coworkers at Decorah Bank and Trust suggested I apply, and I am so happy I did. This is the perfect street for our new home: close to the football field; walking distance to school; and just a nice feel.” When asked what the most important thing about home ownership would be for her, Lori said, “Feeling settled. When my kids go off to college, or wherever they go on with their lives, they will have a home base, a forever home to come back to.”

And, as for her children? They have already been over to the construction site, measuring bedrooms and deciding who will go where. Lori is excited to be involved in the building of her new home and will decide on siding and shingle colors as well as the paint choices inside the home. Also, she and her family, as all partner families, are asked to put in 150 hours of “Sweat Equity.”

At Habitat for Humanity, sweat equity is a way for new homeowners to invest in their home. Lori said it would be a great way to get to know the volunteers who are donating their time to build her home and to learn some of the skills involved in home construction. “ I am truly so excited, so grateful, and so blessed.” Volunteers began construction in July and will continue throughout the fall, with expected finish in time for Thanksgiving. When complete, Lori will purchase the home from Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity for a 30 year, 0% interest mortgage.

Katelyn and Kyle building...

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