This is the sixth straight year MCL Construction has participated in the program. The home is being sold to Nyayop. She is a native of South Sudan and has lived in Omaha since 1999. Nyayop has six children. Before she could purchase the Habitat for Humanity home, she was required to contribute up to 350 hours of sweat equity on Habitat for Humanity construction sites. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha only requires a $500 down payment to close on one of their affordable loans.
"Handing over the keys and seeing the excitement and appreciation in the eyes of the family makes all of the hard work, stress, and long hours worth it," said Howe, who directed his first Builders Blitz for MCL Construction. "It is a humbling experience and one that I am honored to have been a part of."
This year's Builders Blitz is the start of a transformation for the Adams Park neighborhood. More than 20 new homes will be constructed on adjacent streets in the next two years.