These numbers and the results they represent would not be possible without our many partnerships, including the one we have with you. Together, we responded to devastating floods, provided affordable home loans to families, helped individuals repair their houses, and much more.
Story Collection: Homeowners
Gjornae’s sky-blue five-bedroom, two-bathroom home just east of what was the abandoned, former Wintergreen Apartments site is more than a home.
Mary has lived in her house for more than 45 years. She moved there in 1977 with her young children when her mother needed assistance.
In Nebraska, the average renter’s salary falls short by 17 percent of the income they need to comfortably pay their rent. In Omaha, that shortfall deepens to 26 percent.
Every day, we see the transformative power of someone owning their own home. In 1998, Tara was dreaming of becoming a homeowner. A divorced mother of three small children, she was renting and working full-time, but still having a difficult time making ends meet.
To start off National Homeownership Month, we would like to share a story that debuted at our Women’s Power Luncheon this year. Meet Joseph.
The 26th Women Build Kickoff will break ground this month. This volunteer service opportunity recruits, trains and empowers women to make a difference in their community by building safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes.
Amber and her children come home from work, or school, and gravitate towards Marshmallow. The Syrian hamster is one of three pets the family has acquired since becoming Habitat Omaha homeowners. Amber used to live on a land agreement in a cottage, which worked for her as she wanted to renovate and purchase it from the landlord. He, unfortunately, did not seem willing to sell. As Amber’s family grew, the dwelling began to feel smaller.
An affordable apartment with help from an assistance program had kept her from sleeping on friends’ couches, but didn’t solve all of her problems or help fulfill her goal of becoming a homeowner.
12 years into owning her neat, modest north Omaha home, she’s very thankful. Homeownership brought her the stability and long-term security she sought for herself and her children, Kylen, 14 and Kylia, 4.