Hill family Habitat house definitely will be a home

The Siouxland Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a Christian housing ministry.

“Home dedications are not only a milestone for the soon-to-be homeowner,  known as partner families, but a celebration of all the volunteers and donors who help make the dream of safe, affordable home ownership a reality,” Siouxland Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Anne Holmes said.

Habitat donates home to Hill

Kita Hill checks out a bedroom in her new home, which was created by Siouxland Habitat for Humanity.

Back in the 2000s, the city’s Riverside area was the spot where a lot of Habitat homes went up. Hill’s is the third in the Harkin Place cul de sac.

“It seems like a nice neighborhood,” Hill said, with a positive impression recently from seeing young children out playing, who could be playmates for the two children in her family, son Darius Rasmussen, 11, and nephew Daylen Kemp, 10.

“We’re gonna have great memories … The whole house, it is so beautiful,” Kemp said.

The home is roughly 1,400 square feet, with three bedrooms, a sizable bathroom, a kitchen and an expansive living room. Showing a bedroom, while going barefoot, Hill said, “This carpet feels so good, smells so good.”

Habitat donates home to Hill

Kita Hill talks with her coworker and friend Eren Ramirez in the basement of Hill’s new home in Sioux City.

This will be the first time in her life that Hill, 26, who has lived in Sioux City for 12 years after leaving Des Moines, won’t be living in a rental.

“I thought it was impossible. I never thought I could afford a house that would be brand new,” she said.

Notting Hill chaos: Police crackdown on illegal raves as revellers cause mayhem on streets

Kensington and Chelsea Police said on Twitter: “There is a s35 dispersal zone in the Portobello Road area.

“Do NOT attend these areas. Officers have the power to move you on, and will do so. If you attend within this period you could be arrested. 

“Unlicensed music events are illegal. As well as being very disruptive to communities and posing an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission, they have in some cases led to violent incidents affecting both those attending and the officers who have to shut them down.”


London chaos: Crowd 'throws stones' at police as illegal rave in Notting Hill is shut down

Kensington & Chelsea Police tweeted: “Officers are at the scene of an unlicensed music event near Colville Gardens, #W11. Objects have been thrown at officers dispersing the crowd. Violence will not be tolerated & units are responding appropriately. This gathering is illegal & we ask anyone in attendance to leave.”