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Habitat for Humanity hosts housewarming for Winona family

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home in Winona this week and on Wednesday they hosted a house warming party for the Yang family.

Habitat partnered with Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to build the 46th house in Winona and Fillmore Counties.

The house is part of a five-year, five-state homebuilding initiative.

The Yang family spent years living in refugee camps and the father, Mr. Yang, hopes the home will provide a safe haven for his children and allow them to focus on their education.

"The father, in particular, talked about how, because of their situation, he missed out on the opportunity to have a good education and that's something he's very excited about for his children," said Nancy Iglesias from Habitat for Humanity. "Because now they have a safe, simple, decent and affordable home, his children will be able to get the education that he never was able to get."

The Yangs put in 400 hours of work on their home.

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