Family gets keys to home through Habitat for Humanity


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A refugee family became new homeowners Saturday after spending hundreds of hours working with Habitat for Humanity. They were handed the keys to a home on Glendale Pl.

The Akil’s and their four children worked alongside volunteers for more than 300 hours, to turn the house into their home.

This house was donated to habitat by Canisius College. Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Buffalo Teresa Bianchi said Buffalo’s resurgence is making it harder to find homes to rehab.

“Families like this, who are refugee families and have a lot of kids, bigger families, we’re having a hard time accommodating those families,” said Bianchi. “We’re really interested in anyone who has rehabs they want to donate back to Habitat so we can turn those houses into another home for another family in the Buffalo community.”

This is the seventh home Habitat has finished this year.

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