A home of their own - Lubbock family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity house

Category: Building Community

Written By: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Date: February 3, 2021

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Charlotte Ellis and her children have a home of their own. 

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity conducted the first Home Dedication ceremony of 2021 on a blustery Saturday afternoon. 

Lubbock Habitat has continued building homes and helping families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to volunteers and donors from all over the Lubbock community, according to a news release from the non-profit organization. 

“Habitat was blessed last year despite COVID-19, and we are excited to kick off 2021 by closing on a new Habitat home,” said Executive Director Christy Reeves. 

The four-bedroom house was built primarily by volunteers for Ellis, who is a single mother. Despite working long hours to support her family, she has completed 150 hours of education classes and 100 hours of construction on her house and is ready to pay an affordable mortgage. 

Lubbock Habitat would like to thank South Plains Church of Christ, the CH Foundation, the Texas Tech Housing Department, Hub City Vet Clinic, Parkhill, Carpet Tech, Acme Brick, Forster Construction, Leftwich Chapman, and numerous subcontractors and volunteers who all contributed to make this build possible. 

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Members of Parkhill’s Lubbock office joined Lubbock Habitat for Humanity in Building Community for Blitz Build 2020.