Habitat Breaks Ground in Cody
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 2, 2017
A young single mother and her daughter will have a home to call their own.
That’s thanks to the organization Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity, which broke ground on their first construction project in six years on Friday afternoon. 27 year old Kira Schoonover and her five year old daughter will be the recipients of the new home that is being built for them in Cody.
Schoonover said she was notified a month ago that after two years of waiting, she and her daughter were selected by the board to receive the opportunity to become a homeowner through a no interest loan from Habitat – which she calls a dream come true.
Jamie Schmeiser, director of the local Habitat for Humanity office, says that there are certain requirements that must be met in order to become a part of the Habitat family.
Schmeiser pointed out that Schoonover, with assistance of her family and friends, will be required to partner with Habitat by putting in a certain amount of hours worth of work on the home, either on the construction itself or assisting volunteers in other ways.
Schmeiser says that although this will be the first home that Habitat has built in Park County in the last six years, a renovation project under their neighborhood revitalization program is underway in Powell, as well.
Schmeiser points out that Schoonover’s home will be the 20th house built in the 20 years that Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity has been in existence.