Tulsa Habitat For Humanity Houses 400th Family - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |


Tulsa Habitat For Humanity Houses 400th Family

Posted: Updated:
Tulsa Habitat For Humanity Houses 400th Family Tulsa Habitat For Humanity Houses 400th Family
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A total of 399 families have moved into a Tulsa "Habitat for Humanity" home.

On Tuesday, the 400th family finalized the sale on theirs.

The dedication was a milestone for Habitat and for a large family that plans to start moving in immediately.

The final cleaning after construction wrapped up mid-day.

Habitat doesn't build houses that aren't needed, so as soon as they're ready, the families move in.

This one is unusual: a four-bedroom house on a corner lot for a couple with five children, a family of seven, now living in a two-bedroom condo.

Johnisha Stanton is already planning on how to expand to a four-bedroom house from where they are now.

"My son would sleep on the couch, the 1-year-old was in a crib in our room, so right away, it creates a whole lot more space," Stanton said.

The Stanton's house is on the edge of the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, and far from any redevelopment. It's surrounded with houses that reflect a struggling neighborhood.

Habitat plans to speed up home-building: 40 next  year, 65 the next, and on to 150 a year, to turn around neighborhoods and families.

"The social fabric bringing in families with children going to the local schools and parents are working in and around the neighborhood. We really think this is going to be a transformational moment for the neighborhood," said Cameron Walker, Tulsa Habitat CEO.

The Stantons, with their five children, believe buying into their Habitat house will be transformational for them.

"Me and my wife, we didn't grow up in a two-parent home or a home that we owned, so this is something revolutionary for our family. This sets a new precedent for our family that we can own homes," said Johnthan Stanton.

The Stantons bought their home the usual Habitat way — with a zero-interest loan and their own work put into it, and of course the house was largely built with volunteers and a corporate sponsor.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.