Tulsa Habitat dedicates new homes

TULSA - Christmas came early for a couple of Tulsa families on Saturday.

Tulsa Habitat for Humanity dedicated two new homes.

The homes are located in the Crutchfield neighborhood in North Tulsa.

For new homeowner Monique Woolridge, it's a dream come true.

"It's a joy and a wonderful feeling to have this as my Christmas gift," said Woolridge. "It's something I can leave my kids when I leave this earth."

Woolridge's home was sponsored by state Senator Tom Adelson.

Tamika and Michael LuGrand were the recipients of another home dedicated on Saturday.

Cascia Hall students sponsored the LuGrand's home.

"Families share their lives with us. They partner with us for 12 to 14 months and for me it's a great moment of joy and success because these families have accomplished their dreams of becoming homebuyers," said Paul Kent, executive director for Tulsa Habitat.

Tulsa Habitat plans to have 14 homes completed in the neighborhood by Christmas.

Families who receive a Habitat home have a 20-year zero interest mortgage.

 The homeowner's monthly payment pay taxes, insurance and the principal goes to the Fund for Humanity, which is used to build more homes in Tulsa and around the world.

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