Habitat for Humanity Northwoods recently gave the keys to a home on Phillip Street in Rhinelander. One of their next projects could entail a different approach to building housing for deserving families.
At the Rhinelander Common Council meeting Monday, Fire Chief and Inspection Administrator Terry Williams says Habitat is interested in some homes that are scheduled to be razed...
"...Habitat For Humanity is currently working with the owner of 658 Coolidge to secure that property. I cannot tell you where 521 Gardner Street is, but Habitat did indicate they were interested in that property as well. The 959 Eagle Street property which is the one we're the most worried about for demo, Habitat For Humanity has told me they're stepping away from that..."
Williams says the cost of demolition of the Eagle Street property is too much for Habitat, so they aren't interested that property.
City Attorney Steve Sorenson reported the city will go to court to get the authority to raze the dilapidated building. Mayor Chris Frederickson said the city will move forward with the raze order for the Eagle Stree property.
Habitat For Humanity Northwoods routinely builds homes from the ground up for clients, but Habitat Director Dave Havel says they are exploring remodeling existing homes.