Knox Board of Works Waives Fees for Habitat for Humanity Project

This vacant lot at the corner of Prettyman and Delaware Streets in Knox will be the site of the next Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity house.

Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials hope to break ground on their home site in Knox within the next month. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok wants to schedule a formal groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of the project. This is the first of what he hopes will be several Habitat homes constructed in Knox. Continue reading

Deadline Looms for Knox Property Owner

The owner of a dilapidated house in downtown Knox will present final renovation plans to the Knox Board of Works when they meet tomorrow morning. Lucia Valladares will also provide an update on the property cleanup at 6 N. Pearl Street. She told the board at their March meeting it would take between three and four weeks. Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Eyes Knox for Future Home Site


Starke-Pulaski Habitat for Humanity officials would like to work with the City of Knox to get some properties back on the tax rolls. Executive Director Steve Morrison told the board of works last week the goal is to help families with young children have a decent place to live by providing them an interest-free mortgage on a decent home in exchange for “sweat equity.” Continue reading