Habitat For Humanity Back To Work After Rain Slows Down Crews

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 10:55 pm
By: News On 6

The Habitat for Humanity staff is thankful that the rain has stopped because the downpours caused delays at some construction sites.

Today, one family waiting for the rain to end, finally got their keys.

It's the moment one mother of two has been waiting for -- keys to her family's new home and a new future.

“This house did sit for about a month because the ground was so wet, so finally this past week we were able to get the driveway in finally and that's the last thing that has to happen before we can get a certificate of occupancy for the family," Paul Kent said.

Kent, the executive director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, said it's not just this home that has suffered setbacks.

Others have had to sit unoccupied due to recent flooding and wet conditions.

"Our whole building staff, as well as our professional staff, it's always a little frustrating because we're trying to get our families in just as soon as we can,” Kent said.

Because of all the rain, the yard has become a big stretch of mud, and volunteers will have to wait for things to dry out before they can put down the sod.

“Right now, we're trying to get our last couple of houses finished actually before June 30, that's when we try to finish up everything,” Kent said.

For some, like this house, it's just the yard.

For others, it's still unfinished construction.

But Kent said, even with all of the setbacks, he's confident they'll be finished and their families home in no time.