Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area celebrates 44th home

Couleecap joined the La Crosse area Habitat for Humanity Friday to celebrate the group’s 44th Habitat home.

The new Rockland home will be going to Ti and Pa Zao, and their family.

Couleecap helped fund the home through Wisconsin’s Community Housing Development program, while Habitat coordinated the volunteer labor. Brickl Brothers of La Crosse also donated its time to build the initial frame of the home.

“Our homes wouldn’t be built without our volunteers. It takes about 175 to 200 volunteers, and over 2,500 volunteer hours, to make a home happen. So this is a celebration of that time and dedication that people provided,” said Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area Executive Director Kahya Fox.

Families who receive a Habitat home must show a need for housing and the ability to pay, and must put at least 350 hours of work into the construction project.