“This home means stability for my children and me. Everyone that has helped me along this journey is a Godsend. I’m thankful and grateful that there are people out there to volunteer their time and donate money to help people like me.”

Jill T.

Every Homeowner Has a Story

Future Habitat Homeowner
Jill T.

For Jill, owning her own home will no longer mean choosing between paying the bills and completing her education. Jill is the day shift manager and housekeeper for Med-Clean Services and, while she enjoys interacting with people and cleaning, it’s not what she wants to do forever. When she’s not working, Jill spends every free moment with her two children, Noah (3) and Aubree (5). Being a single mother is never easy, but Jill has pushed through each obstacle in order to provide for her family.

Once Jill was ready to move out of her mother’s home and find a place for her and her children, Jill was only able to afford a small apartment. “An apartment just isn’t a home,” Jill explains. “I want to build a safe place for my kids, and that’s why I’m working towards owning a home.”

One day, Jill’s friend told her about Habitat and the homeownership program. “He’s the one that actually signed me up online for the credit check and got my application turned in! I didn’t think I’d get approved, but here I am!” Jill adds, “I thought maybe there were other people more deserving of a home because I didn’t understand the program. But this is exactly what I needed to get on my feet and start building this life for my family.”

Future Habitat Homeowners must commit to budgeting, and Jill says she’s so grateful for it. “I’ve always been good with money, but now I’m even better. The budget we learned to keep during the Money Management Seminar helps me be aware of what I’m spending.”

Before the financial burden of high rent and bills became too much, Jill was taking classes to become a Certified Medical Assistant. “I definitely want to get a degree or certification under my belt. I don’t want to do housekeeping for the rest of my life,” Jill says. “This home means stability for my children and me. Everyone that has helped me along this journey is a Godsend. I’m thankful and grateful that there are people out there to volunteer their time and donate money to help people like me.”