KUHF Newslab: Radio Feature – Habitat for Humaity’s First Payoff in Houston


This feature was written and produced for the KUHF Newslab in Houston, TX.

On Wednesday, Howard, 72, was honored as the first Houston resident to buy a Habitat for Humanity home — and to successfully pay off the mortgage. Surrounded by a fraction of her family, which includes 27 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren, a tearful Howard was given a framed property deed bearing the stamped word PAID. Both the city and county declared Wednesday Dorothy Howard Day. – Houston Chronicle