Madison reports one of the first modular homes built in the post-World War II years in Wisconsin is undergoing rehabilitation by a team of at-risk teens and young adults as part of Operation Fresh Start, a nonprofit that teaches life skills and helps them finish high school. Stripped down to its structural panels and bare floors, the house was part of a recent tour sponsored by a University of Wisconsin-Madison art professor to highlight representative historic homes in the area. The update to the 907 square foot prefabricated home with three bedrooms will include a new furnace, new windows and siding, and a remodeled kitchen. MHProNews.com has learned Fresh Start receives government grants and private donations, and has rehabbed or built 200 homes since 1970. The funds it receives from selling the homes goes toward continuing operations.
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