WATERLOO, Ia (KWWL) — A nearly $100,000 project to a Waterloo home had a community gathering for a neighborhood dedication.
“My mother passed in 2016,” Adrienne Smith, the previous owner of the rehabilitated home said.
Smith recounts special memories that came from 408 Argyle street in Waterloo.
“My mother and father bought this house in 1954, I was two years old,” Smith said. “This is the picture of the house that my mother and my father purchased in 1954, and my father gutted this house out.”
A family that made memories for years in the house, passing it on to another. Smith sold the house to the Iowa heartland habitat for humanity.
“Several other community partners formed a housing coalition, and worked with residents in the neighborhood after they determined that housing was a need,” Executive Director at the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity Ali Parrish said.
The home dedication had to be moved to the front yard because it was too crowded inside.
“We have all kinds of folks here to celebrate with the family. their families and friends and then all volunteers that helped on the site, helped put the nails and screws in,” Parrish said.
This family will be living in the newly-renovated house, all thanks to the non-profit.
This is the second rehabilitation Iowa heartland habitat for humanity has done, and the team is already working on another home across the street.
The family moving in this week will pay an affordable monthly mortgage payment back to the non-profit which will in turn use the payments to build more homes and serve more families.
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