A Home Built with Love and Dreams

Habitat for Humanity of Boone and Greene Counties
A family smiles at the camera, sitting down on the new ramp leading up to their home.
It was inevitable, Tony and Brianna Schelle of Ogden did not have the room needed to raise four spunky, growing girls. Rooms were shared, space was tight and they struggled getting their daughter Emma, who uses a wheelchair, up a flight of stairs and into their home. 

As with any growing family, funds were tight. Brianna stayed home to care for the girls; driving them to school, activities and doctors’ appointments. As the girls continued to grow, so did the medical bills.

But with sweat equity, lots of hard work and maybe a few tears, the Schelle’s dream home became a reality, thanks to the help from Habitat for Humanity of Boone and Greene Counties, and funds provided by the Iowa Finance Authority through the State Housing Trust Fund.

Not only do the girls now have room to spread out, play and do homework, the highlight of the home has quickly became the ramp for Emma, who can now get into the house all by herself!