Logansport donates house to Habitat for Humanity
A vacant home on the city’s northwest side is expected to be occupied again in the near future.
The Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety today approved the transfer of a home on Tacoma Avenue to Habitat for Humanity of Cass County.
Representatives of the local Habitat organization expressed their appreciation for the city’s gift. Volunteer Alan Riendeau says the house is in good condition, but the organization will need to invest in the kitchen area and some other portions of the property before it can be occupied. Riendeau says local residents on the previous waiting list for a home will be notified when it becomes available.
Mayor Dave Kitchell says the transfer is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to redevelop blight elimination lots, historic properties and city-owned land for housing.
“There are many moving parts in improving and expanding our housing stock, from Logan Square to loft apartments downtown to projects with Habitat,” the mayor said. “Habitat volunteers have done their part to fill this void in our community, and I hope local residents, companies, churches and businesses support their cause. This house in particular represents an opportunity for a family to allow their children to walk to school for several years, and we hope it will be the first of many projects involving the city and Habitat.”
Once the home is redeveloped and ownership is transferred to a new occupant, it will resume generating property taxes again.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell