“To me, this home means stability and unity. We’re so ready for this change.”

Tiffany

Every Homeowner Has a Story

Future Habitat Homeowner
Tiffany S.

Tiffany and her daughter, Quenteria (14), enjoy cooking, baking, and getting a little competitive when playing games. Quenteria, an eighth grader, plays clarinet for the school band and likes to read. Tiffany loves her job as a Medical Assistant at St. Vincent Hospital, where she’s worked for the past four years. “I work in Family Practice, so I get to do everything, from working with kids to caring for the elderly.”

Tiffany and Quenteria currently live in a two-bedroom apartment with high rent. “It’s not a bad apartment, it’s just expensive and not right for us,” Tiffany says. “I’m always living paycheck to paycheck and hopefully, with this program, we’ll be able to save money. I want to give my daughter a little better than what I had.”

Tiffany had some friends of the family that owned Habitat homes and so she decided to apply. “The first time I got denied so I started working on the things I needed. The next year I came back and tried again,” Tiffany says. “When I got accepted, it was one of the most exciting things I could have possibly heard.”

Since partnering with Habitat, Tiffany has enjoyed meeting new people and working with others. “I have an appreciation for everyone that helps with Habitat. Sometimes it’s hot outside, sometimes it’s cold and it’s a struggle to get things done,” Tiffany says. “It’s a great program and I’ve recommended it to a lot of people.”

Once moved into their new home, Tiffany is excited for a lifestyle change. “Having a yard excites me. If I want to add a fence, I can. When you rent a place, you can’t really do what you want to do, but with my own home I have a little bit more freedom,” Tiffany says. Quenteria plans to paint her room blue, and they talk about maybe getting a small dog. “I can save for a bigger vacation and take my daughter on trips before she gets too old. I’ll be able to save for stuff like that,” Tiffany says. “To me, this home means stability and unity. We’re so ready for this change.”