Coming Soon... New Homeowners!
Throughout Vanessa’s life, she has encountered several heartaches. Always a hard worker, Vanessa began working at the age of 19 and had the opportunity to move to North Carolina to begin a new career. Unfortunately, Vanessa faced major medical issues that rendered her unable to work- it was a significant life change, because according to her, “I worked all my life, until I couldn’t.” But this adversity in her life did not stop her from following her dreams of providing for her and her son, Everett.
A new chapter began when Vanessa heard about Habitat from a church friend. Vanessa applied to the Habitat program 3 different times before finally being accepted. Due to Vanessa refusing to give up on her dreams of becoming a homeowner, she and her son are expected to move into her home near the end of this Summer. Since her acceptance, she has diligently worked on all her requirements. To date, she has earned almost double the required sweat equity hours.
Vanessa will become the first person, in her extended family, to own a home. With a spirit of fortitude and unrelenting faith in God, Vanessa is quick to share that “I prayed and God said I could have a home, so I believed and continued to keep trying. Gods blessed me so greatly….so many unexpected Blessings.
Vanessa's home is proudly sponsered by Publix Charities and North Lincoln High School's Campus Chapter's Community Build.
In November of 2016, Manita decided it was time for a change in her life and was accepted into the Habitat Homeownership Program. Manita has been blessed with 3 beautiful children; twins, Amir and Amirah, age 8, and Mia, age 4. Manita stated that she has “always wanted and dreamed of a place for me and my children to call our very own.”
Manita currently struggles with overcrowding and is unable to obtain a home without the help of Habitat. Since her acceptance in the program, Manita has dedicated all her available time to earning the required hours. At one point in the program, Manita willingly changed her shift at work so she could participate in the building process of her own home. Not only has Manita worked hard, but so have her children. Amir and Amirah together have earned 75 hours from their good grades at Lincoln Charter and Mia has earned several hours by participating in Habitat events. In total, Manita and her children have gone above and beyond the program requirements and has shown Habitat how strong they are as a family.
In the Spring 2017, the State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) Foundation challenged all NC counties to build a home and find a homeowner. Once this challenge has been completed, SECU agrees to fund and service the entire mortgage. We are proud to announce that Manita has been selected as the “SECU Homeowner.” Manita and her family are expected to close on their home near the end of this Summer.
Maria Teresa applied for the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program in February 2015. The dream of becoming a homeowner and providing a safe, decent home for her daughter, age 13, proved to be harder than expected. Due to the family’s limited income, obtaining a conventional mortgage was not an option.
Maria Teresa has displayed her passion and dedication to the Habitat Homeownership Program with her continued volunteer efforts. Maria Teresa reached the required 250 sweat equity hour requirement by the end of 2016. Unfortunately, adversity soon presented itself to this family. Maria Teresa, employed with the same company for over 10 and half years, learned that the company was closing its doors. However, this event did not dampen Maria Teresa’s dreams or ambition. She quickly found employment elsewhere and has continued with the Habitat Homeownership Program.
Maria Teresa and her daughter have solidified their dedication to the program time and time again. By the end of summer, Maria Teresa and her daughter will have successfully completed the program and achieved the dream of becoming a homeowner.
November 23, 2016
Rosanny, our newest homeowner, worked diligently in the Habitat Homeownership Program in order to provide a home for herself and her two daughters, Anali and Leanna. After volunteering at the Habitat Office, helping construct her own home, participating in homeowner education and taking financial classes, her hard work has finally paid off. Rosanny completed a total of 264 sweat equity hours and officially became a homeowner on November 23, 2016 with the help of James Hodges of The Pendleton Law Firm. Her heartwarming home dedication took place on November 13th, 2016 where she and her two daughters cut the ribbon to their beautiful new home. We are so proud of Rosanny and all she has accomplished and wish her the best of luck in her new life as a homeowner!
February 10, 2016
Sandy started her journey after her acceptance into the Habitat Homeownership Program where she met and exceeded all requirements. She wanted to provide a home for her and her three beautiful children. Sandy and her family completed a total of 398 hours of sweat equity hours, attended 8 hours of homebuyer education, and participated in Community Building through other organizations. Sandy became an official homeowner on February 10th, 2016 with the help of James Hodges, of The Pendleton Law Firm, who donated his time and efforts as her closing attorney. Sandy is now a sales associate at our Lincolnton ReStore supporting Habitat's mission that is now very close to her heart.