Valley families get new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity

GLENDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Good old-fashioned sweat equity and elbow grease is what you're seeing here. Hard work is helping someone to become a homeowner.

About 25 employees from Symmetry Financial, a mortgage protection company, are volunteering, rolling up their sleeves and rolling on the paint.

"It's a way we can start giving back to the community," Ryan Miller said. "That's what we do... help families protect what is dearest to their homes."

"There is no way that we could have painted this house in that amount of time and the quality of the work is just great," Wayne Needham said.

Needham is the house leader and says Habitat for Humanity built 20 homes this year.

"These two homes are infield houses; they were empty lots," he said. "Through some negotiations or donation with the City of Glendale, Habitat got lots and got approved to build the houses."

Habitat for Humanity says a single mom and her four daughters will be living in that home and a single man will be living in this one.

Both future homeowners have put in 400 hours of work before moving in.