Flower City Habitat for Humanity works to house families during health crisis

Updated: April 14, 2020 04:37 AM
Created: April 13, 2020 09:49 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Flower City Habitat for Humanity has been working around the clock to finish five homes for families in need during this health crisis.

After months of hard work, the organization moved Kiomy into her new home on Monday.

She started the process about four years ago, saving the money for a down payment, then helping volunteers construct her home. 

Kiomy says she could not be happier.

"I just want to thank Habitat for making my dream come true," Kiomy said.

"We were able to leave one man working in the house alone,” Matthew Flanigan, President and CEO, Flower City Habitat for Humanity said. “So we were able to finish the job while embracing social distancing and that made it very convenient for us to get it done, and then we said let's get it done, so we can get Kiomy moved in as quickly as possible."

Because families are asked to stay at home during the coronavirus, Habitat is working to improve living conditions for as many families as possible.

There are four habitat homes in the same community.

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