HOUSTON – TUESDAY MARCH 21 UPDATE:
Today KPRC 2 and Houston Habitat for Humanity kicked off our 10th annual home build, and we’re celebrating the anniversary of our partnership with some exciting changes for this year!
Houston Habitat’s newest development is Robin’s Landing, a 127-acre community development, and this year’s build be the very FIRST house there.
This year’s homeowners will be announced soon, and in case you didn’t know - Habitat Homes are not a gift or a handout, they are earned with hard work and need to meet strict requirements to be approved.
Our Habitat home this year will be located in northeast Houston, and is expected to be completed in June.
We are also excited to welcome this year’s title sponsor, Rios Healthcare, to our home build who provide personal, high-quality care to all of their patients.
Lauren Kelly got to chat with Rios Healthcare owner Dr. Tomas Rios, M.D. all about our exciting new partnership, and how fun the rest of the home build will be.
Keep checking back for the progress of our home build, and looking forward to meeting our future homeowner soon!
To get more info about Houston Habitat for Humanity and their impact, click HERE.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 22ND UPDATE:
Today for day 2 of our KPRC 2 Houston Habitat for Humanity home build, we surprised the new homeowners with their brand-new home! A HUGE congrats to Keisha O’Brian and her daughter Stormi for the well-deserved new house that we know they will turn into a permanent loving home.
Also, special thanks to Allison Hay, Executive Director of Houston’s Habitat for Humanity, and Rios Healthcare owner Dr. Tomas Rios M.D. for bringing their teams back out to the beautiful new Robin’s Landing Community…for another day of hard work!
THURSDAY MARCH 23RD UPDATE:
Today was the third day for our annual Habitat for Humanity home build out at the new Robin’s Landing development in Northeast Houston, and today we saw major progress from the crew in just a few short days.
The walls were getting set up, the rooms in the home were being scaled out, and even the bathrooms got their spaces sorted out.
Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Allison Hay joined us for a look at all the team has gotten through so far, and we even found the new homeowner Keisha with her hammer, in-hand.
Eric Ortiz from Level Concrete chatted with us about the importance of getting a solid foundation, and a few tips to maintain good leveling.
Watch as Lauren Kelly shows off the work all the crew has gotten finished with so far!
TUESDAY MARCH 28TH UPDATE:
Our Houston Habitat for Humanity 10th home build continues for week 2, with so much progress in just a short amount of time.
Today we saw more walls, hurricane clips and trusses go up, with the teams continuing to work on this home.
We got to chat with Clifton Rutledge, Chief Executive Officer, Shipley Do-nuts about his team’s fun build day at the property, Kevin Vargas, Houston Habitat for Humanity Construction Director about the physical process of how they are building the home, and Cassandra Robinson-Bacon, Houston Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Services Director about how more people can get involved in the process of becoming a home-owner with Habitat.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 UPDATE:
Mayor Sylvester Turner joined the Habitat for Humanity build Wednesday and discussed how proud he was of the organization to provide more homes to Houstonians who need them. Turner says the home being worked on should be done in June.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30 UPDATE:
We’ve been following progress on the Houston Habitat for Humanity Build this Thursday, and the home is taking shape.