By WVUA 23 reporter Cienna Corgliano Habitat for H

first_imgBy WVUA 23 reporter Cienna CorglianoHabitat for Humanity, known for making people’s dream of home ownership come true, made the dream of U.S. Navy veteran Deborah Fehner a reality.Habitat volunteers and Fehner celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting at her new house in Northport on Oct. 24. Ellen Potts, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, said it has been a while since they’ve built a home in a Northport neighborhood.“Well this is a wonderful day,” Potts said. “We’ve just dedicated our first house in Northport in 16 years and it won’t be the last.”Fehner has been living in transitional housing at the Tuscaloosa VA for several years. She is the first veteran Habitat for Humanity has worked with in Tuscaloosa County.“So I just thank Northport,” said Fehner. “Northport has been so great to me, inviting me into the community and I will be a part of this community, I’m going to go to the city council meetings. That’s why it’s important to give back to your community, because you never know when it will affect you.”Becoming a homeowner was a lot of hard work for Fehner. She said it’s been a long journey, but it started in a great place. Habitat for Humanity hopes that this veteran’s new home is the first of many that will be built in Northport.last_img read more