“I’m so thankful for the volunteers coming out despite their busy schedules to help build this home for my daughter and me. This home is something I can leave for my child, and I’m so grateful for the chance to build a new kind of life for us.”

Tiffany J.

Every Homeowner Has a Story

Future Habitat Homeowner
Tiffany J.

Despite working extra hard as a single parent, Tiffany has created a beautiful life to share with her daughter Tierrea (11). They love spending time together, whether that’s at home sharing laughs, or venturing out to the local park to play soccer. Tiffany currently works at Deaconess Hospital and has been enjoying her job for about two years. While things have gone well for the small family, one piece was missing. That piece was a home.

Tiffany and Tierrea currently live in an apartment. While it is comfortable and maintainable, Tiffany says she’s ready for something she can own. “I just wanted to become a homeowner. Homeownership is something that my family didn’t really do, so I wanted to be one of the first to put down roots and build equity.”

Habitat’s affordable homeownership program was recommended to Tiffany by friends and family. “I had to apply a few times before I got accepted,” Tiffany admits. “But I was determined that I wasn’t going to give up that easily. I did have to apply a few times, but once I got accepted, I was so ready to begin.”

Future Habitat Homeowners are required to put in 300+ hours of sweat equity, and that includes a 6-month Money Management Seminar. “I honestly budget now. I can plan for things in the future by saving money,” Tiffany says. “I’ve also been able to see how homes are built and interact with different people from different backgrounds.”

Tiffany is ready to have something that is all hers and is looking forward to that level of responsibility. “I feel like with a house, you have more responsibility. I’ll have different kinds of bills to focus on, so I don’t think it’s time for a vacation just yet,” Tiffany laughs. “I’m so thankful for the volunteers coming out despite their busy schedules to help build this home for my daughter and me. This home is something I can leave for my child, and I’m so grateful for the chance to build a new kind of life for us.”