As an addendum to a story MHProNews ran Sept., 11, 2013 regarding the 29th modular home for Habitat for Humanity in Evergreen, Washington, the news behind the news reveals Habitat Executive Director Josh Townsley sees the need for adequate housing face-to-face. Evergreen and Mountain View High Schools schools worked together to build the modular home. In a meeting with the Evergreen School Board, he describes 19 people living in a two bedroom apartment. “A family of five had to leave their apartment because of safety reasons,” he says, and moved in with two other families until their application for a Habitat home was approved. He says the apartment was well-organized and clean, according to columbian.com, just terribly overcrowded. Unfortunately he also finds people living in garages and basements with no windows or safety exits.
(Photo credit: Steven Lane/colombian.com–Habitat for Humanity volunteers siting modular home.)