Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity (CMHFH) is beginning the second year of a partnership with Tech High School’s Career and Technical Education program for Tiger Build, a project to build a Habitat home to be sold to a local, low-income family. The second Tiger Build will be sold to the Mireh-Mohamud family after it is completed. Tech High Juniors and Seniors will build a six bedroom home in the Tech High parking lot located on the corner of Division (Hwy. 23) and 14th Ave. in St. Cloud. The Project will also include St. Cloud Technical & Community College students studying the construction trades.
“This is an exciting partnership for us as well as the students at Tech,” said Bruce Johnson, Executive Director of CMHFH. “Not only will students be able to learn valuable skills, but a local family will be able to see their dream of homeownership come true. We have a local, low-income family who will be ready to purchase the first home later this year. This is a win-win all around.”
This is the second year of the Tech HS House Building Course and the second year of the partnership with CMHFH. The goal is to make this an annual project with students gaining skills that they can use in construction, business management, graphic design and other careers.
The first Tiger Build was moved to 1834 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud in June. Volunteer and YouthBuild crews finished up the project at its permanent site. A Habitat partner family will be purchasing the house in 2017. Check out the photos from Mohamed-Ahmed family Home Dedication on Feb. 4.