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Neighbors get a first hand look at home for felons

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On a quiet street in north Fargo, this three bedroom duplex will be home to those with a criminal past.

"My Fathers house came in to the community to help those coming out of incarceration or treatment," says John Henderson, the executive director of My Fathers house. Henderson says this home will give those who have struggled in the past a chance to get back on their feet.

"This home provides services and resources so criminal activity is eliminated," says Henderson. The home has been painted, remodeled and furnished all thanks to volunteers, but those who run the home know some neighbors may worry. That's why they will throw open houses once a month inviting anyone to get a peak into something they believe is doing good. "We have been received with great love by neighbors and have had reluctance by one lady," says Henderson.

Residents will be required to pay rent and follow house rules but Henderson says that's a small price to pay for what this home will ultimately do.

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