Central Oklahoma Habitat plans to build hundreds of homes for tornado victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm •  Published: January 18, 2014

Alifonzo and Alma Carrera were living in a small two-bedroom apartment when the tornado struck May 20, and when their place was damaged the family had nowhere to go.

The Carreras recently helped with the framing of a new house, along with volunteers from Access Midstream, formerly Chesapeake Midstream Partners, and other volunteers with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

The Carreras will buy the home, on SW 145, interest-free. Central Oklahoma Habitat is ready to build as many as 400 homes over the next three to five years for families affected by the May tornadoes. Central Oklahoma Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that provides affordable housing for hardworking families with limited income.

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