Non-profit finishes first home within for flood survivor

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Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:27 PM EST
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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In the months following the flood that impacted much of the region, the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) has been working to build homes for flood survivors; recently completing the first home within this project.

Flood survivor Sherry Mullins of Breathitt County will soon be moving into her new home in Perry County. Mullins said after experiencing so much loss and devastation, the excitement of receiving the new home is finally setting in.

”At first I thought, ‘could this really be happening?’” said Mullins. “The more they called and emailed or whatever I thought, ‘I guess it really is gonna happen.’ So, I guess now its starting to be excitement, but at first I didn’t know what to think.”

Those with HDA said the house should be ready for Mullins to move in this Spring.

“If we can be any kind of little light or little hope for the folks in this community, to help them get back on their feet, that’s what we’re gonna do,” Said HDA’s Director of Development and Communications, Mindy Miller.

HDA will be building 11 more homes for flood survivors throughout Perry, Breathitt and Knott counties this year, with a goal of building 20 new homes in total for flood survivors throughout the next year.