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Habitat-Municipal Foundation collaboration revitalizing homes in Prairie Village
An arrangement between the Prairie Village Municipal Foundation and Habitat for Humanity is making good things happen once again.
After launching their collaborative efforts last November, the two organizations got together earlier this spring to make improvements at two Prairie Village homes that had fallen into disrepair, and whose owners weren’t in a financial position to bring them up to code.
Marcia Gradinger, Prairie Village’s code enforcement officer, helps coordinate the efforts, identifying homeowners who could use assistance, and then acting as a liaison between Habitat and the foundation.
“Habitat brings in all the volunteers and all the equipment, and the Municipal Foundation provides the finances to make the improvements,” Gradinger said. “It’s simply a wonderful arrangement.”
Volunteers working at the two homes, in the 7200 block of Booth and the 2300 block of W. 76th Street, have cleared brush, replaced a rotting back porch, repainted an exterior, and reseeded a yard.
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