Multiple volunteers come together to build home for a Texas family in need


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Onlookers passing by the Texas Capitol earlier Wednesday, might have seen something odd—a partially-built home.

This was for Habitat for Humanity Texas’ Day at the Dome Capitol Build, which is a way to spotlight critical issues of housing affordability, as well as the influence of state-level housing policies, the organization said in a news release.

A group of volunteers, including firefighters, middle school students, legislative staff, and even legislators, got together to construct a new home for someone who needed it.

The organization said the event is meant to aim a spotlight on housing affordability in the state.

Shelia Patterson Harris with the Lubbock City Council was one of the volunteers who hit the road to help out on Thursday.

“I’ll tell you what, it is worth the travel to see the work of Habitat for Humanity- to build houses for those who need them, like single moms and single dads. It’s amazing,” Patterson Harris said.

The home that was built today will be moved to Lubbock for a family in need, the organization said.