Family of six receives dream house from Habitat for Humanity

SAN BENITO — Ricardo and Lydia Rodriguez were identified as having a housing need more than three years ago.

They have four children and currently live in a two-bedroom house.

They have lived in that unlevel home for more than 20 years. It lacks insulation.

Many of the widows are broken.

The roof is leaking. The siding is falling off.

They currently are using the kitchen as a third bedroom.

But all that has changed.

In a few days, they will be set to move into a newly-built home.

A modest, one story, gray and white, three bedroom home, with enough room for all.

Yesterday, city and state leaders and officials with Habitat for Humanity dedicated the new home to the Rodriguez family in a ceremony that displayed the love and kindness the organization is known for.

“We are so excited and extremely blessed,” Lydia said of her new home located on Lozano Lane.

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