HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) A company that bought out the owners of 37 Hutchinson houses that were near sinkholes has donated five of the houses to a housing organization.
One of the homes was moved Wednesday from the Careyville neighborhood in south Hutchinson. VigIndustries bought the 37 homes in 2009 because of concerns they would sink because of nearby brine wells.
Most of the homes were demolished. But VigIndustries donated five homes to Interfaith Housing Services and moved them to locations in Hutchinson and Newton.
Interfaith officials say the homes will eventually be sold to first-time home owners through a program that teaches financial literacy.
The Hutchinson News reports the house moved Wednesday belonged to Milda Friesen, who was allowed to stay in her home after the buyout until her death last August.