Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 64th Home In Tyler

Today, the Tyler chapter of Habitat For Humanity dedicated its 64th house.

Amanda Gilliand and her two-year-old daughter, Lauren, were all smiles at the dedication this afternoon. Habitat workers, friends and family all took part in celebrating the family's new home. Amanda and her daughter will move in just in time for Christmas. She told us how thankful she was for the opportunity.

"There's a lot of gratitude. To all of the volunteers, to all of the donors that have made this happen. But there's just this overwhelming relief. The relief comes because I can now provide for my child what I wasn't able to before. And that's a stable environment."

Habitat For Humanity homeowners are required to work at least 350 hours on their new home, which can take about a year. Workers say Amanda put in more than the required 350 hours, and she did it in just six months.

Lindsay Wilcox, reporting.  lwilcox@kltv.com