DEPARTMENT – The Roy Mol family may be taking a break after a tragic season. In January 2020, the family lost a young son in a bizarre accident, and four months later the family lost their home in a fire.
Weather permitting, construction crews are set to lay the foundation for a new home for a family of seven this week, made possible by federal funds managed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ Forgiveness Grant Program.
Former Mayor John Mark Francis said, “I am very happy for a family that is so important to our community.” Christmas “I’m glad to be a small part of helping them build a new home.”
Although the Mole family was not eligible for the department’s Home Investment Partnership program because they did not have a home to rebuild, Deport’s home grant author Kathy Boyles received a similar grant within the agency to meet her needs. Was consistent.
“When our house burned down, we applied for a home grant, so we are no longer eligible for that grant,” Moll said. “But Kathy managed to find us a different program for a 15-year forgivable loan as long as we continue to pay taxes and take care of the house.”
Moll thanked the former mayor for his help in bringing the home program to the port and helping him with the grant application process.
“I have known John Mark since he was mayor, and he has been with us in everything,” said Moll, a firefighter at the Port Port Volunteer Fire Department.
Married in 2013, Roy and Amber Mall moved to Deport in 2016, where they later started Global Tech Public Safety Equipment and Medical Supplies in a small building behind their residence off South Pecan Street. He has now relocated his growing business to 161 Main St., where he and his children, whom he does home schooling, can meet by running a shop on a daily basis.
Talking about the new house, Roy Moll said that although small, about 1,100 square feet, the house will have four bedrooms and two bathrooms, which he said, with a smile, the family Is in dire need.
“Instead of having both a small living room and a dining room, we’re only considering having a larger dining room because we eat together as a family,” Moll said. “I know a lot of families don’t, but we do.”
Both Moll and his wife say they owe their religious foundation to helping them through difficult times, and they believe God has a hand in this new chapter of their lives.
“We are all blessed to have survived this fire,” said Amber Moll. “I’m really grateful for the new home with good wiring, hope it doesn’t catch fire. It would be nice to start a new chapter in our lives.