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When you are a hardworking couple, you deserve a decent place to relax in the evenings. For Michelle and Brian Swanagan, life in their 10’x 50’ mobile home just wore them out. Michelle tries to forget the list of problems, “It was very small, very old, had no yard, and the landlord was too busy for us.” The mobile home had hardly enough space for the two of them, much less for a washer or dryer. Having to budget for the laundromat expense was one thing, but an electric bill that averaged about $400 in the winter months was far worse. Pair all of this with a rent payment that built no equity and the result was far from desirable.
The Swanagans now own a cozy abode that is perfect for them and their eight-year-old basset hound, Floppy, whom Michelle calls their “four-legged fur baby.” Despite the nosedives in temperature we have been experiencing this winter, the most the Swanagans have paid for their monthly electric bill is $95; even with their own washer and dryer. Now the couple can sit back and relax without a single issue to report, knowing that the home is truly theirs. “I absolutely love it!” Michelle announced, “It seems like we’ve lived here all our lives.” Reflecting on the meaning of home, she grinned, “Our family can get together under one roof. It’s a place to make memories.”
Malcolm Bailey, Frontier’s AmeriCorps VISTA, volunteered at the Morehead Community Soup Kitchen with fellow AmeriCorps members from the Gateway Homeless Coalition for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service .
Chuck Mraz is joined in the studio by Sherry Farley and Josh Trent from Frontier Housing of Morehead.
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