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Habitat presents home to family

Curtis Nivens and his four children moved into a home of their own on Aug. 28. Nivens and his family were the recipients of a home built by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity along with Davidson United Methodist Church, according to a release from the charity.

Nivens contributed 400 “sweat equity” hours to the building of his own home and attended homeownership classes to receive the keys to his family’s new home in the Poole Place neighborhood in Cornelius, the release said.

Nivens is a single dad and his family has struggled with finding housing that is affordable, according to the release.

“This house gives us something stable that is ours,” Nivens said, in the release. “If something happens to the kids when they get older, they will always have this house to come back to.”

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity builds homes for the needy in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, partnering with future homeowners.

“Dedicating a new home is always such a joyous occasion,” said Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jeff Porter in the release. “Stable and safe housing is vital to building strong communities and families. We’re proud to partner with homeowners like the Nivens family to build decent and affordable homes.”

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