Families welcomed into new North Little Rock Habitat homes

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Three families have new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity, the city of North Little Rock and a community program.

    "It's not everyday that someone my age gets to have such a great opportunity to have a house," says homeowner Kayla Prowse.

    Prowse along with two other families watched as ribbon, after ribbon, after ribbon unveils not only a new home, but a new beginning.

    Wednesday, Habitat for Humanity along with North Little Rock opened the doors to three habitat homes in less than two hours.

    "We are welcoming home the Keech family, the Prowse family and the Ervin family," says Habitat for Humanity's Susie Shinn.

    For the Ervin family, after spending the last 20 years in an apartment, the home is a blessing.

    "The walls are not close. You don't have to worry about anyone taking your parking spot. You don't have anybody next door to you arguing," says homeowner James Ervin.

    Karen Keech along with her children Keara and Malachi haved also moved up, literally coming from a home off Baseline Rd. to this home.

    All three homes were built and restored using neighborhood stabilization funds. That federal money is used to stabilize neighborhoods throughout the city, and according to city officials these three won't be the last."

    "This is the third of what's going to be well over 100 homes, that people will be able to live in and revive neighborhoods," says North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays.

    But good looks aren't the only thing. Each home will also be energy efficient.

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