Saturday, February 19th, 2022 the Steighner home celebrated with a Habitat For Humanity Open House. Filling newly built home at the open house were the many volunteers and employees of Habitat for Humanity that worked hard to build this home and other homes for local families in need. This was their 30th Habitat home that has been built. This home is a walk-out basement and is a Nipsco Energy Award Recipient. All homes built by Habitat are Nipsco Energy Recipients. All the homes are built with 2 x 6 construction in order to qualify for the Energy Status.
The home will be occupied by Lori Steighner and her two children. The family hopes to move in as soon as possible depending upon the weather.
The Porter County Habitat For Humanity began in Porter County in 2,000 and is a part of the National Habitat For Humanity Organization that builds homes all over the country. “Many from the local Christian Community, local businesses and faithful donors have contributed their labor, materials and financial support to make this endeavor possible,” stated Cheryl Bonin, from the Habitat for Humanity. Cheryl Bonin is also a real estate agent out of Chesterton, Indiana.
President Jonah Besch has been president for fours years, and said “it’s always thrilling and exciting to reach the moment when the family is ready to move in. There is a lot of hard work and a lot of volunteers and sponsors that make these projects possible.”
The Habitat has plans for two more homes to be built this year, one in Hebron and another one on Kinsey street in Valparaiso. There are plans already underway for two more homes next year, and there are families that are already in the consideration process. Habitat builds affordable homes for hard working families and build up the community together!
Visit Habitat on their Facebook Page or their Website.
Email and phone: 219-531-0359
Photo Shown from Left to Right:
Nicole Batista, Treasurer; Jonah Besch, President; Lori Steighner, Home Owner; and Bernie Hohner the builder architect.