“Habitat for humanity is life changing.” 

Jasmin Ray, a mother of two young boys Amar and Kymier is rounding the corner and eagerly anticipating the completion of her new Habitat home!  

Before Habitat, Jasmin described her current living situation, which has been very hard to maintain due to affordability.

I have had to remove my children from before and after school care because I was unable to afford both rent and daycare. If I had any unexpected expenses my rent would have to be late which would cause even more of a financial strain with added late fees.”  

When she was finally accepted into the Habitat program, Jasmin said “I was elated and filled with hope, joy, and relief when I found out that I was accepted. I was also in shock because it was such a surprise!”

“I expect to learn and meet new people who may have similar experiences to mine while earning my sweat equity hours. I’m looking forward to giving back and working hard for something of my own and I might even learn handy skills while working on build sites.”

I am most looking forward to having my own yard that I can garden in, relax and allow my kids to play freely in my new home. Some people might think this program sounds too good to be true or they don’t qualify or have doubts about themselves.”

“You never know what God has in store for you and the first step in change is applying and if you don’t qualify you are now on a path forward to homeownership because your eyes and ears have been opened even if you have to get there on a different route.” 

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