Austintown woman slated for new home

Habitat for Humanity is going to remodel a house for Tamesha Elliott; A retired Youngstown State professor is funding the project

A three-bedroom house on Lake Road in Austintown may not look like much now, but Habitat for Humanity is going to make it the perfect home for Tamesha Elliott.

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A generous donation is making a dream come true for a Valley woman.

A three-bedroom house on Lake Road in Austintown may not look like much now, but Habitat for Humanity is going to make it the perfect home for Tamesha Elliott.

By the end of the year she will live there with her daughter and elderly mother. The house and all its contents were donated by a retired Youngstown State professor.

Habitat for Humanity sold all the belongings at its ReStore to pay for the repairs needed inside.

“It has its issues,” said Ceyanne Ferenchak of Habitat for Humanity. “When we arrived it had no insulation in the walls. And instead of using drywall they used plywood. So this house had no insulation, it was just kind of a weird thing for us to look at, but we’re going to make it plenty efficient — heat efficient.”

Habitat for Humanity is repairing the house along with Bank of America volunteers. The Elliot’s should be able to move into their new house be the end of the year.

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