Lawrence Habitat for Humanity agreed Thursday night to help an area family get a home in Lawrence.
The organization's board of directors signed a letter of agreement with Lucinda and Bobby Helms, a rural Oskaloosa couple with four children. The Helmses are the sixth family Habitat for Humanity has agreed to help.
The organization will remodel a vacant house for the Helmses at 820 Ind. with the help of volunteers and contributions of materials and money.
The house, which originally was located at 10th and Kentucky, was relocated by the First Christian Church, which had planned to refurbish it for a longtime church employee. However, the church decided to sell the house to Habitat after the intended owner died.
The organization also announced plans to relocate its office to the Friends Meeting Hall, 12th and Oregon. The office had been in the home of the Rev. John Gingerich, who will step down as president in March.