OKLAHOMA CITY – Alifonzo and Alma Carrera could never have imagined being able to build a new home when they moved to the United States two years ago.
Now with the help of Access Midstream and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, that distant dream is becoming reality.
“We heard about Habitat for Humanity’s new home construction program and thought that it might be the help we needed,” Alifonzo said.
Despite the devastation, the Carreras knew they had to rebuild and they wanted to provide a permanent home for their children. A zero-interest home loan from Habitat for Humanity was the answer to their prayers. Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that provides affordable housing for hardworking families with limited income.
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to own a home and to stop throwing away money on rent,” Alifonzo said. “We know that this home will be a safe haven for our family, especially with the storm cellar that Habitat has provided.”
Habitat is poised to construct as many as 400 homes over the next three to five years for families displaced by May’s tornadoes.