Habitat for Humanity completes 91st home in SLC area

Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 12:45:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys Tuesday to its 91st home built in the Salt Lake City area.

The home was built for the Butoyi family-- refugees to the United States from Burundi. Burundi is a country that has experienced civil wars for more than a decade.

During the last two years, the Butoyi family worked more than two hundred "sweat equity" hours on their home and other homes in the Salt Lake Valley.

Adam Kessler, President at Academy Mortgage, said handing over the new house keys to a deserving family is always a joy.

"Anytime a family gets to own their own home or gets keys to their own home it's a great day to celebrate," he said. "That's why we do it."

The nearly 100 houses built by Habitat for Humanity have provided more than 400 people with shelter and the opportunity of owning their own home.

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