In the past three weeks alone we’ve dedicated 14 Habitat Omaha homes. Gathering together, we blessed the houses, handing over keys to first-time homeowners who inspire us with their dedication to creating a brighter future for themselves and a stronger community for us all.
Story Collection: Homeowners
On Christmas day in 2005, Malual and Bina met at a gathering at Malual’s aunt’s house. As the party wound down, Malual asked for Bina’s phone number, and as the saying goes, the rest was history. One year later, they were married, setting out to build a life and family together.
When Nyanchiew first came to the United States from South Sudan, she believed it was going to be paradise. Unfortunately, it was much more difficult than she had imagined, but Nyanchiew persevered. Now, she is preparing to purchase her family’s first home through an affordable Habitat Omaha loan.
Ebony was the first person in her extended family to attend college and will soon be the first to own her own house. As we gathered to celebrate Ebony’s achievement at her Habitat Omaha home dedication, we were reminded that with a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. Here are few of the happy moments from the celebration.
When she started finding shingles in her yard, Ruth knew she needed to replace her roof. She had volunteered with Habitat Omaha through her church in the past, but she didn’t know about the Home Repair Program until she spoke with program manager Danyelle, who encouraged her to apply for an interest free loan to take care of replacing her roof.
Aquedzox, Yesica and their three children, Randy, Xitlalic and Aurus will celebrate their homeowner anniversary this Thanksgiving. The holiday will mark two years since the family spent a chilly Thanksgiving day moving into their brand new Habitat Omaha house. A house that has given them happiness, relief and security.