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Springfield family gets a new Habitat for Humanity home

Springfield family gets a new Habitat for Humanity home

Springfield family gets a new Habitat for Humanity home

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A Springfield family got a new home today on the 90th anniversary of the National Housing Act.

The act was created in 1934 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who created the Federal Housing Administration, allowing groups like Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families in need.


Justin and Jenny Mantonya and their three children received the keys to their new home today through Habitat for Humanity.

“It started three and a half years ago. It’s been full of ups and downs and times I didn’t think would happen,” Justin said.

The Mantonyas have been in the construction process since 2021 and said they are grateful to see the finished product.

“And today, everything came to fruition. I mean, right now we’re still in a state of shock and awe,” Justin said. “I mean, like they said, like we said, this was a three-and-a-half-year journey.”

As part of today’s Habitat for Humanity house dedication, the owners also received gifts from people who helped them realize this dream.

“I just wanted to thank you. To all the people in Springfield who helped us get through this. And anyone can do that,” Jenny said. “I encourage you to at least try to go through the process and stuff. As long as you’re committed to doing it for your family and you can also own your own home.”

The Mantonya family said they appreciate all the volunteers who make projects like this possible.

“There were times when I would go to a job site and there would be their construction guys and two or three other people,” Justin said. “So, I mean, the more hands they have to help build a house like this, the easier it is for the construction guys. The faster it goes.”