Work Resumes at Habitat House

Construction on the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) house in Edgerton has been at a stand-still for several months. The house is located in the 500 block of 2nd Ave. North, in the De Kam addition north of Fey Industries. No work has taken place on the house for several months.

The Hugo and Grasiela Casas family was chosen as the family for the house in June 2016. They have eight children. They were chosen based on need, ability to pay back a zero percent interest loan, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. The family has to invest 300 hours of “sweat equity” into the house as well, which they had been busy doing while construction was taking place.

However, for several months there was little work taking place at the house because of some funding problems. But within the last two weeks, work has resumed. Ron Hyvari, the director of SW Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, resigned his position. Tyler Reisch, the president of the board of directors, has stepped up to lead the organization.

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The Habitat For Humanity house being built in Edgerton for the Casas family. (Photos by Jill Fennema)

EHS students RJ Bogstad, Jaden Bloemendaal, and Mitch Schaap fasten underlayment for floor tile at the HFH house.