Homebuyer’s perseverance pays off

Betty tried many different routes to purchase a house. She was accepted into the programs she applied to but was later told she couldn’t buy a house. It had been a difficult journey, but Betty wasn’t ready to give up on her dream of becoming a homeowner.  

Betty searched online, came across Habitat Omaha’s website, and decided to apply to our Homeownership Program. A year later, she is eagerly waiting for the day she gets to close on her home. Meanwhile, she drives by the house to see the progress.

“I don’t want to jump up and down quite yet, but I’m excited,” Betty said. “Having my own home means relaxing, being responsible and enjoying the freedom and security it brings.” 

Betty’s ready to become a first-time homeowner. She has big plans for her new house. She would like to plant a garden and build a little free pantry. Betty’s looking forward to her three grandchildren visiting her once she’s moved in.   

“I’m glad that I can have a place for my grandkids to come that’s not an apartment,” she said. “There will be a yard that they can play in; we can grill and have family gatherings.”  

Betty says having her own place will make her happier. She encourages others, including her son, to consider buying a house.

“It’s a blessing to be able to purchase your own place,” she said. “It’s a great feeling.”