Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ready to build community

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is in the house! (Get it?)

We'll be using this blog to keep everyone on top of what Lawrence Habitat is building and hopefully convince a few people to swing a hammer this summer on our latest build site!

Currently, LHfH is building its 80th house! We're excited about partnering with another great family to provide safe, decent and affordable housing here in Lawrence.

Our 80th partner family's patron, Hameed Yusuf, came to the United States from Nigeria. He had a friend tell him about a Midwestern town called Lawrence. He settled here and eventually brought over his wife and five children. They now call Lawrence home. Hameed works at Berry Plastics. His wife, Asikat, is employed at Kinedyne Corp. Four of the Hameed children are in college and the youngest is a student at Lawrence High.

Hameed says his family is very grateful to be chosen to partner with Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. They’ve been waiting patiently to build their home for the past three years. Hameed, a man of faith, says he is extremely thankful for the opportunity to own a home and for all the supporters of the organization.

Hameed Yusuf is the patron of Lawrence Habitat's 80th partner family.

Hameed Yusuf is the patron of Lawrence Habitat's 80th partner family. by Lindsey Slater

But the home isn't just given to our partner families. Each adult in the family will put in 250 "sweat equity" hours, volunteering for Habitat, either at our ReStore or on build sites. The partner families pay for their homes through zero-interest loans. They really do earn the American dream of homeownership.

Check out the Hameed nail drive ceremony below.

And don't forget to join our group!

Tagged: Lawrence, housing, Habitat for Humanity


Karrey Britt 6 years, 3 months ago

Welcome to WellCommons ... I look forward to learning more about your work. Also, a big congrats to Hameed Yusuf and his family!

Marilyn Hull 6 years, 3 months ago

Wecome, Lindsay. I'm excited to have someone with your TV news background on the site. Maybe you can help the rest of us get comfortable with shooting and using video.

Lindsey Slater 6 years, 3 months ago

Marilyn -- It would be my pleasure! You just let me know and I'd be more than happy to get together with whoever would be interested.

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