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Welcome Karen Lansing from Habitat for Humanity to Idaho Found.

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For the past many years Idaho has experienced a housing crisis. As housing costs continue to climb, we are fortunate to have a leader in affordable housing looking for solutions to meet this challenge for the citizens of the greater Idaho Falls area and beyond. Learn about Habitat for Humanity, the volunteers, the homeowners, and the vision for Peterson Place.

In 2010, Karen Lansing became the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls. Long before she became the Executive Director, Karen was heavily involved in the Habitat world as a volunteer and a board member for this organization. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Realtor, and was a founding member of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors, serving as their 2005 local chapter president. She has remained actively involved in many civic and professional organizations across East Idaho since she initially moved to Island Park with her young family many years ago.

Mark S. Young is a native of Idaho, a graduate of Idaho State University, a community organizer, and a financial professional. For over 30 years, Mark has supported economic development on both local and state levels. Recently he completed his term as a member of the Idaho Department of Commerce Economic Advisory Council. He is currently a board member/past president of The City Club of Idaho Falls and a past president of the Idaho Falls Rotary and Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Mark played a vital role in the development of the Idaho State University and University of Idaho Higher Education Center (University Place) in Idaho Falls. Additionally, Mark served for six years as a lay member of the Idaho State Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Board. He has two sons, both veterans who served in Iraq: Steven is a general contractor in Montana, and Adam is involved in security at the Idaho National Laboratory.