White House Addition

Habitat for Humanity is starting its latest project called the Whitehouse Addition in what will be the first ever habitat community. The neighborhood will house 24 low-income families and will be built in Pasco. The three year plan will build 8 houses each year with partnerships with Tri-Tech Skill Center, Washington State University and others that sponsor the homes and work to build them. In order to be eligible for a house families need to be able to pay a no interest mortgage and put in five hundred hours of  “sweat equity” or building time into their home.

Habitat says the project will cost $3.4 million to complete and they are still looking for sponsors for homes and volunteers to help build them. If you would like to be apart of the Whitehouse Addition Project you can call Habitat for Humanity at 509-943-5555.

NBC Right Now, 2015

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Completed Houses

• Family: Taw Chri Htoo and Htee Shee Wah
• Bio: Taw Chri, his wife Htee Shee Wah and their two daughters were living in a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand before being brought to the United States through World Relief.
• Start Date: Spring, 2015
• Completed: July, 2016
• Family: Ma Thu Sha La and Lu Dee Na Htoo
• Bio: This family of five were former Burmese refugees and arrived in the US through the DFMS. They chose Habitat because it gave their family a shot at a better future and to provide safety for their children.
• Start Date: Summer, 2015
• Completed: September, 2016
• Family: Mya Shwe and Teh Trun
• Bio: This family of six have been living in the United States since 2010. Before coming to the United States the family lived in a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand.
• Start Date: Fall, 2015
• Completed: November,2016
• Family: Maung Aye and Lay Nay Paw
• Bio: Maung Aye, his wife Lay Nay Paw and their four children have lived in a Burmese refugee camp and moved to the United States through World Relief in 2014.
• Start Date: Winter, 2015
• Completed: December, 2016
• Family: Mike and Michelle Soe
• Bio: Mike, Michelle and their two children have been living in the United States all their lives. Both parents were first generation US citizens and Mike grew up in a Habitat Home.
• Start Date: Winter, 2015
• Completed: January, 2017
• Family: Ku Nay Paw and Naw Mu Do
• Bio: Ku Nay Paw, his wife Naw Mu Do and their four children lived in a Burmese refugee camp located in Thailand and came to the Untied States through World Relief.
• Start Date: Winter, 2015
• Completed: February, 2017
• Family: Ofeilia Mendoza-Morfin
• Bio: Ofeilia is a single mother. Ofeilia moved to the United States from Mexico around twenty years ago and since then has had two boys. She chose Habitat because of safety and stability for her kids.
• Start Date: May, 2016
• Completed: March, 2017
• Family: Su Mey Oh and Mu Aye
• Bio: The family of eight had been living in the United States for about six years before applying for a Habitat home. Prior to their arrival in the United States the family was living in a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand.
• Start Date: October, 2016
• Completed: May, 2017
• Family: Saw Pal Nee and Hsa Paw
• Bio: Saw Pal Nee, his wife Hsa Paw and their four children are originally from Burma. They came over to the United States as refugees in 2010.
• Start Date: December, 2016
• Completed: August, 2017
• Family: Ayoob (Jacob) Mohammed and Nasreen Amed
• Bio: Ayoob, his wife Nasreen and their four children have been living in the United States for around two and a half years. Before coming to the United States, Ayoob worked with US Government and Military Officials in Iraq and came over through World Relief in early 2014.
• Start Date: January, 2017
• Completed: September, 2017
• Family: Saw Moses & Par Hlei, 2 children
• Bio: Saw Moses, his wife Par Hlei and their two children have been living in the United States for around two years. They are originally from Burma. They came over to the United States as refugees in 2014, through World Relief.
• Start Date: July, 2017
• Completed: January, 2018
• Family: Miguel Orozco & Leticia Aceves, 5 children
• Bio: Miguel Orozco, his wife Leticia Aceves and their five children have been living in the Tri-Cities for around twenty-three years. They are originally from Mexico.
• Start Date: August, 2017
• Completion Date: February, 2018
• Family: Jose & Maria Garcia, 2 children
• Bio: Jose, his wife Maria Garcia and their two children have been living in the Tri-Cities for around four years. They are originally from Mexico.
• Start Date: September, 2017
• Completion Date: June, 2018
• Family: Lay Wsh & Lay lae
• Bio: Lay Wah, his wife Lay Lae and their two children have been living in the Tri-Cities for around two years. They are originally from Burma.
• Start Date: July, 2018
• Completion Date: July, 2018

Houses in Progress

• Family: Tin Tun & Ma Than
• Current Stage: Ground Work (Plumbing and Concrete)
• Completion Date: TBA
• Family: Christina Diaz
• Current Stage: Framing
• Completion Date: TBA
• Family: TBA
• Current Stage: Ground Work (Plumbing and Concrete)
• Completion Date: TBA
• Family: TBA
• Current Stage: Ground Work (Plumbing and Concrete)
• Completion Date: TBA