Chattanooga Family Gets First Home In Time For Holidays

Monday, December 3, 2012

After spending three years celebrating Christmas and other holidays in residences ranging from an apartment in public housing to a rental unit throughout Chattanooga, Pius and Nathalie Mutubwa along with their four (soon to be five) children will spend this year’s holiday in their new four-bedroom Habitat home. 

The Mutubwa’s will be presented with the keys during a dedication ceremony on Saturday at noon. 

At work in Chattanooga since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is dedicated to transforming the Chattanooga area by building affordable and energy efficient homes. The Mutubwa’s home is the 239th home built by the local affiliate. 

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