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Couleecap completes Cashton development project for affordable housing

Couleecap completes Cashton development project for affordable housing

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) -- - Couleecap is handing the keys to a new homeowner in Cashton. 

The organization celebrated the completion of the affordable housing development project that built five new homes in the town. 

New homeowner Marcia Frapasella said she couldn't be happier. 

"It is a dream come true," Frapasella said. 

She said it was something that seemed light years away.

"I didn't think the goal would be achievable," Frapasella said.

However, with help from Couleecap, the state of Wisconsin and the community of Cashton, her wish came true. 

"As you can see I am standing in my brand new home with the love and support of the community and my family," Frapasella said. "I can't believe this is actually going to be my home." 

Organizers said they couldn't wait to see the look on their faces. 

"Days like today are my favorite day," said Ashley Lacenski, Couleecap community development director.

Lacenski said it's great when organizations can make home ownership possible. 

"It's really nice to see them get excited about a place to call home and also a new house," Lacenski said. 

Lacenski said affordable housing comes at a premium. 

"There's is not enough of it," Lacenski said. "There's always more people who need affordable housing than what's available."

It's the first home Frapasella and her two children Morissa and Mitchell have owned.

"I was completely blown away and excited," Frapasella said. "It's like all of the emotions rolled up into one."

Couleecap board member George Kruck said he remembers his first home. 

"There is nothing like home ownership," Kruck said.

He said it was amazing to see the final product this family will be able to call their own. 

"The first thing that came to my mind was wow," Kruck said. 

Frapasella said she is calling the Village of Cashton home forever. 

I will be here until I am gray and need a walker," Frapasella said. "My kids love it here, I love it here. It still has the small town feel but yet you are still in town." 


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