Our 2016 Partner Families

We are building two homes this year – one in Northfield and one in Faribault. The build schedule will be announced very soon. Check back here to get involved!

The Alexander Family

Our first Partner Family is Judy Alexander and her alexandersfour children. Judy has lived in Northfield for 14 years and is an Assistant Day Supervisor at Cannon Valley Printing. The Alexanders currently live in a two bedroom apartment. Their new four bedroom home will be at 805 1st St. W in Northfield. Judy said she is greatly looking forward to being a homeowner and not having to call a landlord for every little fix that is needed.

The Kolterman Family

Later this fall we will be building with our 20160312_203225second Partner Family, James and Lawna Kolterman. The Kolterman’s have been married for 23 years and recently found Habitat through a friend. With high rents, the couple is looking forward to their home will be at 501 Short St. in Faribault. James, who attended the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, is particularly eager to finally have a garage to designate his “man cave.”

We are so excited to build with both our 2016 Partner Families. Please join us on a build site if you are able! The schedule will be posted on our website soon.

Northfield Groundbreaking

GroundbreakingThanks to everyone who came out to support the Alexander family for our groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month! We enjoyed a nice program, some community-building time with the family and delicious treats.

Check out all photos from the event.

Our Partner Families

We continue to call those we build for our Partner Families even once their homes are built because our relationship with them never goes away. Check out photos from all the Rice County Habitat houses, or look back at photos and stories from a few our of recent builds.

2015 Partner Families
2014 Partner Families
2013 Partner Families
2012 Partner Families

If you’re wondering what kind of experience our Partner Families have had, here’s what they have to say.