For decades, Habitat for Humanity — and all their dedicated volunteers — have been making dreams come true for families looking to put a roof over their head.
The City’s “Chief Volunteer” Mayor Fiala, was thrilled to be able to pass along the news that Habitat for Humanity did it again — they turned a piece of property into a new home on Dodge Street for a very grateful local family.
The City’s Community Development Department was happy to provide part of the funding for the new home through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Federal CDBG funding is often a target for cuts on Capitol Hill, and we’ve seen our annual CDBG decline over the last decade — but projects like this one on Dodge Street is a great reminder that well managed federal funding can change lives.
The Mayor was part of the team that presented the new keys to the house to the family — and he was kind enough to share a photo of the great event.
His quote says it best, “My thanks to the Community Development Department for helping to bring new life to a house and a family. A great day in Kent.”
A great day indeed.