Our Families

We feel that each partner family has their own unique story to tell. Please take a look at some of the stories to see the impact our work has on the families we serve.

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The Carrillo Family Experience A Brush with Kindness

Jose Carrillo and his wife Leticia bought their home on the East Side of St. Paul in 2001, where they are raising their three young children. The family loves their St. Paul community; they celebrate every Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July, and Halloween...

Habitat Homeownership Presents an Opportunity for Children

Lupita and Nicolas Lopez are excited that through Habitat homeownership they will finally have the opportunity to create a life where their three children can thirve. No longer having to hear things from their landlord like, “When you move, we’ll ...

New Stairs for the Steinmaus Family

Stacy Steinmaus is a low-income single mother raising four children. In 2011, Stacy’s father helped her purchase a home in East St. Paul, eight blocks from his own home. After living in subsidized housing, having a place to call their own provided...

Habitat Helps Couple Stay in their Beloved Neighborhood

Robert and Barbara Nelson have lived in their home for the past thirty years. The Nelson’s love their Columbia Heights neighborhood and hope to stay there for as long as possible. At the age of seventy, however, Robert’s health became a major chal...

Two Home Dedications Bring Warmth to a Cold Winter Day

The cozy, sun-filled homes on Whitall Street in St. Paul filled with warmth despite the frigid temperatures outside. During the January dedication of two Habitat homes, the new owners and their families, each with four children, radiated excitemen...

The Ahmed Family Celebrates a Year of New Beginnings

Isha Ahmed is a strong woman who has spent most of her life raising her family. She has 14 children, and the four youngest still live with her, along with three of her grandchildren. Her daughters, Luula, Hamdi, Malyuun and Munira, range in age fr...

ABWK Lends a Helping Hand

Dean Lindberg has lived in his South Minneapolis home for the past 14 years. Shortly after purchasing his home, Dean’s income as a commercial artist plummeted, and the repairs his home needed started to mount. Keeping up with the maintenance his h...

What Home Means To Me

Serving the Children

We all need to feel safe and secure in our lives, but kids need it most of all.

Earlier this year, Habitat’s Youth and Family program visited schools and had kids reflect on what home means to them. Some descriptions were: “sa...

New Beginnings Celebrated at Women Build Dedication

On Thursday, we celebrated the completion of two more Women Build homes with a dedication event in Minneapolis. Muna and her family are purchasing the home built on Morgan Avenue North over the spring and summer. Solomon and Tigist will be the own...

A Stable Habitat Home For The Montgomery Family

Delilah Montgomery and her two daughters, Timiya (9) and Jelia (10), had gotten used to moving from apartment to apartment due to pests and other issues. Recently, they moved into a 2-bedroom apartment that met their needs for the time being, but ...