Our Homeowners are made of hard working, dedicated people who want to achieve more in life.
Meet three of our homeowners.
Brandon is a college graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is currently a full-time employee and a full-time father to his 6-year old son. With the “hand up” assistance of Habitat, Brandon’s son is finally be able to walk into his own room and play in his own backyard since the family purchased and moved into their Habitat home in Mount Laurel in 2012. Brandon has mentioned numerous times that, what excites him the most about buying a house through Habitat for Humanity, is that he is able to walk his son to his new room and finally be able to tell him, “this is yours.”
Joanne and Joel applied to Habitat in May of 2011. At the time, they were living in a 3-bedroom apartment with their two children, Joanne’s mother, and Joanne’s grandmother. The apartment was also in a state of disrepair. Joanne wrote on her application, “the roof where we enter our residency is breaking down and I am scared that one day it might fall on one of us. Please help.” Joanne and Joel needed a “hand up.” After completing over 400 hours of sweat equity, they purchased their first home through Habitat’s Affordable Homeownership Program in early 2013.
“This is my only hope… to have a real home for my family.” This was written on Sharon’s initial application to Habitat’s Affordable Homeownership Program. At the time, Sharon was employed full-time and living in a 2-bedroom apartment that she shared with her daughter. Due to the tight quarters and tight budget, her son lived with a relative in a separate home, apart from his mother. Sharon was able to bring her family together again when she purchased a Habitat house in Burlington Township in 2012.