When Angel is asked to name the single moment when she was most grateful for becoming a Habitat homeowner, here's how she replies:
“It’s like all the time. I'm always thinking about it. I thank God for opening this door in our lives.”
Before Habitat, she shared a two-bedroom apartment in North Minneapolis with her three children, Don, Aja, and Zyana. The apartment complex was noisy and there was very little privacy in their small space. She knew she wanted to buy a safe, stable home. But didn’t know how.
Habitat was her first call. And it turned out to be perfect.
She worked with a Habitat homeownership advisor to develop her path to homeownership, and in a year she was ready. This is the power of your support. Your gifts don’t just buy the lumber and nails to build and rehab homes. You help prepare local families for success in homeownership.
Angel found a home she loved where everyone could have a room of their own. When Angel contracted COVID a few months after moving in, she was able to quarantine in her bedroom/bath suite while her mother cared for the kids.
“I’m not sure what we would have done if we were still in our tiny apartment,” Angel said.
They weathered the worst of the pandemic. Today they’re thriving, and Angel can see the incredible impact her Habitat home has had on her children.
“Now that they’re in their own space, I see more and more who they are,” Angel said, “and we’re learning more and more about each other, because we’re in a quiet space without so many disruptions.”
When you support Habitat, you ensure more local families experience the transformational power of homeownership. Thank you.