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The Ellenbeck family, along with the development team and the Houston Texans, hold a welcoming ceremony in front of their newly built home.
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Century Communities, a Colorado-based home builder, teamed up with the Houston Texans, The Howard Hughes Corporation, the Greater Houston Builders Association, and Operation Finally Home, to provide a new mortgage-free home for a family in Houston. During a Texans game in December 2022, U.S. Army Sergeant Joanna Ellenbeck was welcomed onto the field to be recognized as a Texans’ Salute to Service honoree where she was surprised with the home. Now that the home is complete, Ellenbeck and her daughter, who was born blind and has cerebral palsy, will be able to move into the fully accessible home. 

Century Communities customized the 2,012-square-foot, single-story home for the Ellenbecks, including sloped concrete to allow wheelchairs smooth transitions into the home; widening of all doors; addition of a blocking system in the child's bedroom for a harness system; installation of a changing table in the owner's bathroom; addition of grab bars in all bathrooms; and removal of the linen closet in the owner's bath to replace it with a door that allows for quick and easy access to the child's bedroom.


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