- Tulsa Habitat Build with Clark Howard
- Friday, March 24, 2017,
- Volunteer or Donate: www.tulsahabitat.org
- KRMG and Clark Howard are working together with Habitat House to build another house in the Tulsa Community.
- Tulsa Habitat for Humanity partners with Tulsa individuals and families to help them achieve the dream of owning a quality, affordable home. The Habitat program provides a pathway to home ownership for families who are unable to obtain conventional home financing.
This is Clark Howard’s 70th Habitat for Humanity International house.
Jimmy Swindler and his wife Nancy had been sponsoring Tulsa Habitat home for more than 20 years when they were introduced to Clark during a Tulsa Habitat build. Having sponsored more than 35 Tulsa Habitat homes, Jimmy recognized in Clark, a fellow loyal Habitat supporter. After that first Tulsa build, Jimmy asked Clark if he’d come back again the next year, adding that he’d donate half the cost of sponsorship if Clark donated the other half. The two men agreed… and that’s the rest of the story. This is the 5th house Clark and Jimmy have sponsored together. Tulsa Habitat is thrilled that Clark and Jimmy continue to join forces to drive the Habitat effort in our community.
How to Become a Tulsa Habitat for Humanity Volunteer:
Tulsa Habitat’s success is directly connected to our volunteers! Our volunteers are individuals, faith community groups, or corporate sponsors. As a build volunteer, you don’t need to have any construction experience, special knowledge or tools. Our crew provides training. You must be at least 16 years old (no exceptions). However, on “Sod days,” children of all ages are welcome to lend a helping hand. In fact, it’s a great way to involve young children in community service. You can also support Tulsa Habitat’s programs by donating to, or shopping at, our ReStore (home improvement) and ReStore Rack (thrift shop). Proceeds from these two stores support our programs. To volunteer or donate, visit our website www.tulsahabitat.org
The Biggest Misconceptions of a Habitat house:The biggest misconception of a Habitat House is that it’s free. Habitat for Humanity doesn’t give away houses. In fact, Habitat homeowners work hard to become homeowners. Rather than a cash down payment, every Habitat client completes 300 educational and volunteer hours – everything from financial literacy workshops and classes, to volunteering in our ReStore or ReStore Rack, or cabinet woodshop. Habitat Homeowners also do “sweat equity” construction work on Habitat home construction sites, and help to build the home they will own. After closing on their home, Habitat homeowners pay a low interest or 0% mortgage.
Many Habitat program partners are the first ones in their family to own a home. Other than that, Habitat homeowners are just like everyone else. They know that home ownership provides a stable lifestyle, especially for children, helps build wealth, and they want a quality, affordable home.
The Build Location:
The Clark Howard-Jimmy Swindler build site is in Kendall Whittier, a neighborhood that encompasses the area between Harvard Avenue and Utica Avenue, and 11th Street to the BNSF Railroad. Tulsa Habitat and many other organizations, such as Growing Together Tulsa, are working to revitalize the community.
For more information about the Howard/Swindler build, and Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.tulsahabitat.org