Habitat for Humanity helps families become homeowners

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BRIDGEPORT -

Bridgeport families were given homes Saturday with the help of a nonprofit.

Habitat for Humanity and their volunteers helped the Larrea family and the Valiente family, who say they've struggled for years but never managed to earn enough money to buy a home.

The duplex that both families will reside in permanently has a no-interest loan.

Dulce Valiente says herself and her family of four women came to the U.S. from Mexico 17 years ago and spent the past several years living in a single room.

Family members say it will be a dream come true for each of them, since they will now have privacy.

City officials say Habitat for Humanity is helping hard-working families finally get ahead.

A total of eight people will be living in the home.

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