Families Move Into New Habitat Homes


PROPOSED NEW NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE’S A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PROPOSAL TONIGHT. IT IS AT 6:30. THREE FAMILIES ARE MOVING INTO THEIR NEW HOMES, A BIG CHANGE FROM THE UNSAFE AND UNSTABLE PLACES THEY USED TO LOVE. THE HOMES ARE A PART OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S LARGEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE FRONT RANGE. WHEN FINISHED THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 63 HOMES AT THIS SPOT ON WEST CANYON AVENUE IN SHERIDAN. MATT KROSCHEL IS THERE LIVE. MATT, IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY FOR THESE FAMILIES? Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. ALL OF THEM JUST CUTTING THE RIBBON ON THE FRONT DOORS OF THEIR HOMES, THEY’RE HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE HERE EVER. EVERYONE IS INSIDE CHECKING OUT THE NEW DIGS. THIS TAKES A LOT OF WORK OUT HERE. A LOT OF VOLUNTEER HOURS. THE FOLKS, WELL THEY ARE VERY GRATEFUL. SO I’M SO EXCITED, YOU KNOW. I DIDN’T REALIZE WHAT HAPPENED IN MY LIFE. Reporter: AS WE WALK, SHE CAN’T HELP, BUT GET EMOTIONAL. THERE IS NO WORD TO DESCRIBE IT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THIS. THIS OPPORTUNITY THAT I HAVE, IT IS SO AMAZING IS AND THANK YOU GOD AND THANK YOU HABITAT FOR THIS. Reporter: IT’S BEEN A JOURNEY. A YEAR OF HARD WORK, COUNTLESS VOLUNTEER HOURS. NOW SHE HAS A REAL PLACE TO CALL HOME. HEY, THERE’S SOMETHING HABITAT PROVIDED FOR US, PEOPLE LIKE ME, YOU KNOW, A SINGLE MOTHER, I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING. Reporter: SHERIDAN SQUARE WILL PROVIDE A SAFE HOME FOR MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE ONCE IT’S COMPLETED. WE ACTUALLY BROKE GROUND ON SHERIDAN SQUARE, THE LARGEST EVER DEVELOPMENT IN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S HISTORY. Reporter: BUILDING HOPE AND COMMUNITY. THIS IS SO AMAZING. Reporter: THE WORK CONTINUES. IT NEVER REALLY STOPS OUT HERE AT THIS JOB SITE. JUST DOWN THE STREET A FEW DOORS WE ARE STARTING TO SEE MORE HOUSES AS THEY START TO TAKE SHAPE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AND COME OUT AND HELP OUT AND MAYBE LEARN HOW TO BUILD SOMETHING LIKE THIS, YOU CAN DO THAT.

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