Three families got a huge surprise at the Clovis City Council meeting Monday night as they were selected to build new Habitat for Humanity homes.
Prior to the meeting, the Karapetyan, Lee and Yang families had not been told that they had been picked. Instead, they had been invited to the meeting to get a glimpse of what the approval process was like.
After hearing the news, each family was congratulated by Mayor Bob Whalen and the council members, and received a ribbon-wrapped ceremonial hammer to use when construction begins.
Habitat for Humanity and Clovis began a partnership in 2016 to fund 10 lots. The approval of these three represented an extension of that partnership.
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Matthew Grundy, executive director at Habitat for Humanity Fresno County, said the organization helps enrich entire communities – not just specific addresses.