Local Dignitaries Proclaim June As Homeownership Month

City leaders from Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo signed a proclamation designating June as Homeownership Month for each city today. The event was at a Habitat for Humanity build, 1257 46th Ave. S., Moorhead.

Press conference participants included: Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson; Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney; Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams; West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Home Builders Association of F-M President Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes.

HBA President Tyrone Leslie observes as Mayors Mattern, Olson, Mahoney and Williams participate in the proclamation signing.

This particular Habitat home is a Thrivent Build and will be built for Anthony and Angie Hagen and their four children. Currently, the family lives in a West Fargo trailer home that is in need of repair. Thrivent Financial contributes largely to Habitat for Humanity on a worldwide level. In Fargo-Moorhead, it has given almost $1.4 million to assist the construction of 17 homes.

The press conference was coordinated by the HBA of F-M and local governments. The event recognizes efforts to strengthen communities and to share homeownership information. With today’s continuing low interest rates, homeownership has never been more accessible to so many people. Contributing to a strong economy, homeownership enriches families and has come to symbolize the realization of the American Dream.