Future Habitat Homeowner

“I’m so grateful that Habitat has given me this opportunity. Never give up on your dreams because this is a dream come true!”

Every Homeowner Has a Story


Kirsten grew up in the Tepe Park neighborhood, and soon she will be living there in her very own Habitat home. Kirsten has four children, three boys and a girl, who range in age from six to fifteen. Her children mean everything to her. They often have movie nights on Fridays with popcorn and snacks. They also love to have get-togethers with their extended family, something they especially look forward to when they are in their new home.

Kirsten has cerebral palsy, which has presented some challenges in her life. However, she remains determined and continues to work hard to achieve her dream of homeownership. One of her relatives owns a Habitat home, so she’s always been familiar with the program. She was hesitant to apply because she didn’t know if she would be approved. “I prayed about it and took a step of faith,” she says.

Currently, Kirsten and her family live in an apartment. There is no place for the children to play and space is very limited. She is looking forward to the day when her children will have their own rooms, their own yard, and a place where they can have friends over to play. She is excited to be a homeowner for the first time and can’t wait until the day when she can host a big family Christmas in her new home.

Kirsten is incredibly thankful to be in the Habitat program and knows she couldn’t do this without a little help. She says, “I’m so grateful for all the folks who are working on my house and giving us this blessing. I’m so grateful that Habitat has given me this opportunity.” She hopes that her story will be an encouragement to others and help them keep going even life gets difficult, saying, “Never give up on your dreams because this is a dream come true.”

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