StudioTulsa
3:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

A New Program from Tulsa Habitat for Humanity: A Brush with Kindness

On this installment of ST, we welcome Paul Kent, Executive Director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. This cherished, local nonprofit will mark its 25th anniversary this year --- the national Habitat organization, by the way, is about a dozen or so years older --- and the Tulsa chapter is also on track to build its 300th house in our community this coming fall. Kent tells us how Tulsa Habitat operates: who does the work; where the money for this work comes from; how the homes get built and occupied; and why these homes are, in turn, so successful at strengthening families and reinvigorating neighborhoods. He also describes a newly announced Tulsa Habitat program --- which actually gets underway today, Thursday the 2nd --- called A Brush with Kindness (or ABWK). It's a program that basically aims to help low-income families maintain their homes through exterior-oriented projects like improvements, repairs, upkeep, and accessibility-enhancement. (You'll find complete details about ABWK --- as well as much more about Tulsa Habitat itself --- here.)

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