Habitat for Humanity building site on Feb. 1, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s Breaking Ground Today for a New Beginning in Affordable Housing in OKC

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PULL QUOTE: “While everyone might see a lot of red dirt at first, we’ve already installed the infrastructure complex for Phase I, including water and sewer. — Ann Felton Gilliland

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) will provide a glimpse into the future of affordable housing during a groundbreaking celebration at 2 p.m. today, April 2, at Cornerstone Creek, located at N.W. 150th and Morgan Road in Oklahoma City.

The invitation-only event will display some renderings of the three -to-four-bedroom homes with two-car garages that will soon grace Dr. David Brown’s Cornerstone Creek, as well as a looping video featuring an aerial view of the development’s 160-acres. Speakers will include Gov. Kevin Stitt, who will speak about affordable housing in Oklahoma, and Marianne Rooney, one of the late Dr. Brown’s daughters and a great-granddaughter of Samuel Roberts Noble.

Additional speakers include Ward 1 Oklahoma City Councilman Bradley Carter who share his insights about Ward 1 and the blessing of the new development’s cornerstone by All Souls Episcopal Church Rev. Christopher Yoder. COHFH Chair/CEO Ann Felton Gilliland said the groundbreaking celebration will also include dedicating the addition in the memory of Dr. Brown. Habitat’s longtime volunteer group, the Cornerstone Crew, will also be honored.

Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO/Chair of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH), said the celebration is a momentous event for Habitat that marks a new dawn for affordable housing in the community.

“During the past 30-plus years, we’ve built 1,093 homes for limited-income people through our New Home Construction program and helped repair and winterize more than 700 homes for homeowners in need through our Critical Home Repair program,” Felton Gilliland said. “About five years ago, I found land for sale near Piedmont, Oklahoma, bought it and with the generous support of our donors, we later raised the $2.3 million needed. It was a big win for Central Oklahoma Habitat.

“While everyone might see a lot of red dirt at first, we’ve already installed the infrastructure complex for Phase I, including water and sewer.”

She said Habitat hopes to start building the first of Phase I’s 91 homes in the weeks ahead.

“When complete in six to eight years, we’ll have 450 well-built, energy-efficient and affordable single-family homes for limited- to moderate-income individuals and families to buy for cost and without a down payment,” Felton Gilliland said. “We are blessed with exceptional donors and volunteers who are helping us to build a better tomorrow for our future homeowners.”

Maxwell Supply Company is sponsoring the first home build at Cornerstone Creek. COHFH is now taking applications for future homeowners. For more information about Cornerstone Creek, go to www.cohfh.org/cornerstone-creek/ or call 405-232-4828.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-housing ministry that believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. For more information, to donate and/or volunteer, go to: www.cohfh.org.

 

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Habitat for Humanity building site on Feb. 1, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s Breaking Ground Today for a New Beginning in Affordable Housing in OKC

Click here for video of flyover:

PULL QUOTE: “While everyone might see a lot of red dirt at first, we’ve already installed the infrastructure complex for Phase I, including water and sewer. — Ann Felton Gilliland

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) will provide a glimpse into the future of affordable housing during a groundbreaking celebration at 2 p.m. today, April 2, at Cornerstone Creek, located at N.W. 150th and Morgan Road in Oklahoma City.

The invitation-only event will display some renderings of the three -to-four-bedroom homes with two-car garages that will soon grace Dr. David Brown’s Cornerstone Creek, as well as a looping video featuring an aerial view of the development’s 160-acres. Speakers will include Gov. Kevin Stitt, who will speak about affordable housing in Oklahoma, and Marianne Rooney, one of the late Dr. Brown’s daughters and a great-granddaughter of Samuel Roberts Noble.

Additional speakers include Ward 1 Oklahoma City Councilman Bradley Carter who share his insights about Ward 1 and the blessing of the new development’s cornerstone by All Souls Episcopal Church Rev. Christopher Yoder. COHFH Chair/CEO Ann Felton Gilliland said the groundbreaking celebration will also include dedicating the addition in the memory of Dr. Brown. Habitat’s longtime volunteer group, the Cornerstone Crew, will also be honored.

Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO/Chair of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH), said the celebration is a momentous event for Habitat that marks a new dawn for affordable housing in the community.

“During the past 30-plus years, we’ve built 1,093 homes for limited-income people through our New Home Construction program and helped repair and winterize more than 700 homes for homeowners in need through our Critical Home Repair program,” Felton Gilliland said. “About five years ago, I found land for sale near Piedmont, Oklahoma, bought it and with the generous support of our donors, we later raised the $2.3 million needed. It was a big win for Central Oklahoma Habitat.

“While everyone might see a lot of red dirt at first, we’ve already installed the infrastructure complex for Phase I, including water and sewer.”

She said Habitat hopes to start building the first of Phase I’s 91 homes in the weeks ahead.

“When complete in six to eight years, we’ll have 450 well-built, energy-efficient and affordable single-family homes for limited- to moderate-income individuals and families to buy for cost and without a down payment,” Felton Gilliland said. “We are blessed with exceptional donors and volunteers who are helping us to build a better tomorrow for our future homeowners.”

Maxwell Supply Company is sponsoring the first home build at Cornerstone Creek. COHFH is now taking applications for future homeowners. For more information about Cornerstone Creek, go to www.cohfh.org/cornerstone-creek/ or call 405-232-4828.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-housing ministry that believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. For more information, to donate and/or volunteer, go to: www.cohfh.org.

 

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