You create healthy homes
Home is the foundation for everything. When homeownership is affordable, like it always is with Habitat, kids do better in school. Parents are more confident about finances. Families are healthier. Neighborhoods are stronger. Ya Landa's family is a perfect example of the positive ripple effects of homeownership.
A decade ago, Minnesotans like you gave generously so Ya Landa could buy a Habitat home on St. Paul's East Side. She was determined to create a safe, healthy place to teach her two sons the value of family and community.
The asthma Ya Landa and her son, Dale, faced in their previous rental apartments? Gone. They both breathe easier and no longer need inhalers.
Those boys she wanted to raise to be good young men? Graduates. Tayler graduated from Carlson School and has a job in marketing. Dale graduated from high school and is studying music business at Saint Paul College.
Ya Landa has stayed with the same company for 16 years. She still shares her story with Habitat supporters, so more families can have the opportunity she had.