Clifton H.

“No matter how old you are, your dreams can come true! It is never too late!”

Sarah O

“The experience is life changing.  I will get to build our family’s home from the ground up and pick out the colors for everything; it’s so exciting!  It gives us something to look forward to.  This house will mean stability.”

Xandria F.

“This house will mean a lot.  It will be a home for my kids and I … a place to call our own.  Becoming a homeowner has been in my plans for a while, and it will be major accomplishment when we move in.  I’m excited and proud that I’m doing something this big for my family.”

Latisha H.

“I’ve learned a lot in the homeownership classes … from money management to setting goals for the future.  My credit score has improved, and I’ve paid off some things too! It has been a journey, and I’ve enjoyed meeting different people.  You get to know the other Habitat future homeowners, and you are all working toward the same goal … homeownership.”

Dillon D.

“We are really grateful for Habitat.  It is a blessing to be in this program and to have all these people helping us; we really appreciate their help.  We have been trying to achieve homeownership for a long time ... and it means a lot for us to have a home.”

James B.

“To me, this home will mean security.  Every penny I worked for will be going into something that I can say is my own; it’s meaningful and uplifting.  And, I’ll have a place that I can lay my head on a pillow at the end of the day.  It just means a whole lot to me … even at my age.  I’m planning on staying there for the long-term."

Bianca S.

“I actually grew up in a Habitat house.  The one I grew up in is still in good condition and standing strong, so I thought applying to Habitat would be something good for our family.  Our own Habitat house would be a good foundation for our new family.”

KaMeka T.

“In a nutshell, I’m just happier.  I know the outcome of all of this is that we will have our own home.  We won’t have a landlord telling us what we can and can’t do.  Owning this home will mean stability.  It will be a foundation for me and my kids to grow and have new memories.  It’s something that can’t be taken away from us.”

Clara Donna T.

"This will be an amazing accomplishment.  Part of the reason I’m doing this is to show my son that you have to work for the good things in life.  I can talk to him about what I’m doing to get us a home, and he will see the end result of all of my hard work … our Habitat house.”

Johnte’ H.

“The perception of Habitat is very misunderstood.  People think that they just give you a house, but once I got into the program I saw what it really takes ... 300 hours of sweat equity, volunteering at the ReStore, homeowner classes, and paying back an affordable mortgage."

DeAdria B.

“I would like to thank everyone who volunteers for devoting their time to myself and multiple others.  I truly think it is a blessing. Volunteering is not something they have to do, but they are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts … and it’s hard work!  Please know that it does not go unnoticed.  Thank you!”

Brandi J.

“For us, this home will mean stability.  It will be a foundation for our family.  I’m showing my kids the importance of home ownership, and I’m trying to break the barrier of families not having ownership.”

Tara G.

“We will be able to save money because of the cheaper mortgage, so we might be able to visit our distant family more often and get some new furniture.”

Cortney H.

“Thank you to all of the Habitat volunteers and Core Crew for taking the time to work on not only my house but my kids’ home.” 

Cassandra R.

“I’m excited because this will be the first time I’ve owned my own house, and my daughter will be able to go out and play in her own backyard.  After I complete the homeownership program, I want to continue to help build Habitat homes and volunteer at the ReStore.  I want to help others build their homes from the ground up.”

Taylor B.

“To my sponsor and the volunteers working on my house – thank you for helping me and supporting me in this journey.  I wouldn’t be able to do this by myself, so thank you!  You are making my kid’s dreams come true.” 

Neakeba D.

“This Habitat house will mean so much!  It will mean that I’m a home owner; that I’ve done it!  I will know that I have a house that I’ve paid off … and it will be mine.”

Brooke O.

“I really appreciate everyone for believing in people and believing in change.  You [donors] are definitely a God-send.  It’s easy to turn away with what you have, but for you to step up to the plate and say, ‘It’s bigger than a credit score,’ and to see people and their lives … it’s a great example of God’s love.”

La Shanda F.

“For me, owning a Habitat house will mean that my daughter will have a home that she can grow up in. Thank you for helping me and for giving my daughter a place to call home.  Without Habitat, that wouldn’t have happened.”

Shalin B.

“I’ve learned a ton, and I’ve met a lot of caring, genuine people along the way. From classes to construction sites, the people who volunteer and teach are very informative and help prepare you for home ownership before you move into your house.”

Kaynah M.

“I never imagined I would qualify ... but about 2 weeks after applying, I got a call.  I want to encourage others to do the same because you may not think you will qualify but you could”.