The city of La Crosse is celebrating its neighborhood
revitalization efforts today.
by welcoming a new family into a brand new home.
But the city and the family is getting some help from
a major employer in the area.
News 8's Kyle Dimke joins us now with the story.
Since 1990, the city of La Crosse has built 33 brand
new homes in the Washburn and Powell-Poage-Hamilton
For about the last 5 years, the Mayo Clinic has been
a part of those neighborhood revitalization initiatives.
at the benefit of its employees.
Cassie and Tyler Woodward were living in Onalaska.
and not in the market to buy a house just yet.
but wanted to see what was available.
Tyler: 1- We came in here, a little hesitant at first,
but as we went through the house kind of looked at
the upstairs, downstairs, everything, it started to
feel like this would be perfect for what we needed
The house is in the Washburn neighborhood.
not much more than a block from Mayo Clinic Health
System where Cassie works.
as a Surgical Technologist.
Cassie: 3- When we came and looked at this property
and found out about the programs that they had, we
realized that we could have this house right away