Dane and Peggy

“It’s exciting to know we are actually helping build [our] house. It’s gonna be amazing to help raise our own walls.”

Amber

"Being able to help on other people’s houses, you start to really feel like this is a community that has your back... It’s like a family and a team."

De’Angelo

"This program shows there are still kind people in the world.”

Addysanne

“I want to know I have a place that’s truly mine... I’ve had people hold my housing over my head. This will be something that can’t be taken away from me.”

Suzann

"The 6-Month Money Management and the budgeting you have to do are the real deal... you’ve gotta really budget, it’s hard work! People may think this program is a walk in the park but it’s not. I’m learning all kinds of things though!"
Lakesha

Lakesha

“I really like doing the construction. I put a wall up [on a house] which was something different I’d never done."
Stephenie

Stephenie

“I love this program! Just how it’s built… learning to budget, how to be a good neighbor, how to problem solve… All the required courses are super valuable.”
Heavan 2

Heavan

"This house will mean everything. It will be more than just a house to us—this will be our forever home. This is proof that God does answer prayers, it just takes time."

McKenzie & D’zyre

“Meeting the new people has been big… we have met so many super nice and helpful people.”

Dorothy

“[My daughter] doesn’t fully understand what’s going on yet, but I can’t wait for her to actually see the finished house I put my sweat and tears into. [It will be] somewhere we can both grow, but not grow out of. Just knowing that it’s ours will be wonderful. It will be a place where we can live our best lives.”

Tamesha

“When we drive past other houses, Jacques tells me how bad she wants to have a home. She’s so excited to have a backyard to play in, and she’s so excited to be able to get a dog when we have our own yard... This house is going to be something permanent I can give my daughter. No matter what, this will be our home.”

Malinda

"Habitat does a big service and  Christ is working through them… it’s a blessing to be a part of this.”

Cornelia H.

“I’m looking forward to being able to mark my kids’ heights on the walls… I’m happy about that… I’m smiling right now!  I do every time I think about our future home!”

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

“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.”

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.”

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.”