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MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Marie Hanza, Executive Director
(806) 763‑4663
mhanza@lubbockhabitat.org
lubbockhabitat.org

Lubbock Habitat to dedicate 127th house
Local resident will receive keys to her newly constructed home
[LUBBOCK, TX] ([February 7, 2014]) — Lubbock Habitat will dedicate its 127th home at a
ceremony on Monday, February 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 2201 Duke Street. At the celebration, the
organization will present the keys to Asya Harris, recipient of the new home.
Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Lubbock Habitat was able to
build the home and sell it at an affordable price. Harris purchased the home with a no-profit,
no-interest loan, and her monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat
houses. As a requirement of the program, Harris completed 500 hours of “sweat equity”,
working on her home and the homes of others.
“It’s exciting that I’m going to be able to move in soon. I’m thankful for this opportunity and for
all of the donors and volunteers that have helped me reach this goal,” said Harris.
Construction costs for the home were sponsored by grants from The CH Foundation and First
United Methodist Church on Broadway. Labor was supplied by several volunteer groups
including the U.S. Marine Corps and students from Texas Tech University.
The dedication will consist of several guest speakers. Additionally, Harris will be presented
with gifts from Lubbock Habitat. At the end of the ceremony, supporters will be invited inside
for a tour of the home.
Individuals interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner should attend the next Homeowner
Workshop scheduled for April 26, 2014 at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center at
3201 Avenue Q.
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Equal Housing Opportunity Housing Statement
Lubbock Habitat for Humanity is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the
achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support
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an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining
housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
About Lubbock Habitat for Humanity
Over the past 26 years, Lubbock Habitat for Humanity has built 127 homes, providing shelter
for over 337 adults and children. Habitat welcomes all people to join us as we build simple,
decent, affordable houses in partnership with God’s people in need. For more information,
please visit www.lubbockhabitat.org or call our office at (806) 763-4663.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that
seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities
and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all
races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for
fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families
improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit
www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at
www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

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