Emporia Habitat for Humanity board member Jim Kessler is facing a dilemma: they need a homeowner for this year's house, which was scheduled to be built earlier this summer.
Kessler says, quite honestly, they've had trouble finding qualified homeowners to fill the space.
Habitat homes are interest-free, but house payments are still required as is "sweat equity" from the future homeowner. Applications are available in English and Spanish at Modern Air, 106 Commercial. Kessler is anxious to get started on construction in the 100 block of Mechanic, and says they will probably go ahead and lay a foundation soon, and get a house framed up before winter arrives.
Kessler says they'll be getting some new younger help this year in the construction of the home.
Kessler says Habitat homes help to spruce up different neighborhoods, fostering a sense of pride both for the new homeowners and for their neighbors.
For more information, call Modern Air at 342-7577.