2 Durham families to get keys to Habitat homes

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Two Durham families are a big step closer to becoming first-time homeowners.

UPDATE: Habitat homes for 2 Durham families to be completed Friday

Each family will receive the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home on Friday, June 10.

The walls went up early this morning and the blitz build will take just one week. It’s a special Habitat for Humanity project that happens once a year.

Contractors donated manpower and materials for the homes.

To qualify, recipients must meet strict requirements and be willing to volunteer more than 250 hours of sweat equity.

“To have a house over you and not think about…paying a huge amount of rent, it’s a huge thing. We are all very excited,” Hannah Adegboye said. Adegboye, a single mom of two teenagers, was chosen to receive one of this year’s blitz houses.

Adegboye says having a safe place to raise her children will be a big help.

“To have a house over you and not thinking of renting, paying a huge amount of rent, it’s a huge thing,” Adegboye said. “We are all very excited.”

She said there were two break-ins at her apartments.

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