Another $720 were raised under a government relocation grant. The Huynhs first lived with Ken and Margaret Kulkosky, Oneonta residents, at 3 Maple St., for two months, Deemer said.
The house was funded by the Main Street Baptist Church and the two families only paid for the utilities, not rent, Deemer said.
Huynh earns money for the family by doing laundry for the Oasis Motor Inn in Oneonta. Since the family does not own a car, Huynh bicycles to work everyday, even during the winter.
“I like the work, but in Vietnam I used to be a carpenter and I would rather be doing that,” Huynh said.
The family has been renting a three-bedroom house in Grand Street since May 1987.