Members of the community gathered around a new house in Lincoln Park for the dedication of the first Habitat for Humanity House built in the area in more than a decade.  Salaam Witherspoon and her two kids, who are 6 and 8, moved into the two-story, three-bedroom house at 2412 W. First St. a few weeks ago.

Witherspoon said to The Duluth News Tribune “It gave me and my children the opportunity to be homeowners and (to have) a place that we can grow old in, and pass it down through the generations.”

John Calcaterra who is a construction instructor at Lake Superior College volunteered his time to design the house and students from the construction program at the school spent their 2018-2019 academic year building the structure. Some students from the Duluth school district also helped with the build which was done on a vacant tax forfeited lot.

The group is working on a second house in West Duluth, at 5708 W. Eighth St. Hopefully this trend will continue to offer affordable housing for residents of the city. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project for a job well done and Welcome Home Witherspoon family!


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