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A family gets a new home from Habitat for Humanity

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A family gets a new home from Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity and community members built their 75th house for a local family of three. The family was all smiles as they received the key to their first home along Tierra Vida Lane in Pasco. The home was dedicated by volunteers who raised more than $75,000 for construction.

The Htoo family moved to Tri-Cities just over a year ago after fleeing Burma. On Saturday they were greeted by a full house. It took just 5 months to build the 1,200 square foot home. Daniel Htoo said he was thankful for all the hard work people put into building the new home. "Thank you everyone from Habitat, all of the stuff, all the construction workers and all of the paid construction," said Htoo.

It's the first house that was completely funded by the Habitat store off Wellsian Way in Richalnd. The homes are built for low income families that qualify for a 20 year interest free mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Store Owner Roddie Shanley says it feels great to help families out. "It just offers them a new way of life. It offers their children opportunities they may not have had otherwise," said Shanley.

Now the Richland store is looking to build another home in Kennewick. They just need to raise another $3,000 to cover the costs. 

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