Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas to present keys to new homeowner

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 19:16:38-04

A Las Vegas man who never thought he would own a home will officially become a homeowner on July 17, as part of the largest build in Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas’ 30-year history in Southern Nevada.

The ceremony will take place at 1845 Apache Paint Street in Henderson at 9 a.m.

Daury Canales Alvarado's new home is located in the Pittman community of Henderson, and is one of 20 single-family attached Habitat for Humanity homes to be completed over the next few years.

Alvarado’s home is the fifth home to be completed as part of the build.

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas homes are built with volunteer labor, donated time, and the generous support of home sponsors. Alvarado’s home is sponsored by Emerald Dream Foundation, Helix Electric, NV Ball, and Jiliti.

Each home is sold at no profit and with a zero-interest mortgage to local hardworking members of our community who otherwise may be forced to live in substandard housing.

The new homeowner invests over 300 hours of sweat equity to help build Habitat homes, including the one they will eventually purchase.

The homeownership program also includes financial literacy classes and other support.