Three generations under one roof

Family means everything to Gabino and Irma. Having three generations living under the same roof brings them joy. It allows Gabino and Irma to spend quality time with their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

“For me, a home is a house where our family can all live together,” Gabino said.

Originally from Mexico, Gabino and Irma lived in Texas before moving to Nebraska. After several years of renting houses and apartments, Gabino and Irma decided it was time to buy a house. When their daughter’s friend told them about Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s Homeownership Program, they applied with hopes of being able to purchase a home big enough for their family.

“We were tired of paying rent,” Gabino said. “We want our money to go towards a house we get to keep.”

They’re currently renting a two-bedroom house. The family is looking forward to the day they get to move into their newly built five-bedroom home. Gabino is excited for his grandchildren to have more room to run and play.

Until then, Gabino is working hard to complete the program requirements. He’s saving up money and is eager to finish his sweat equity hours. Each hour he works on a build site means he’s one step closer to signing his mortgage documents and receiving the keys to their new home.

“Our home will be a blessing,” he said. “We will live comfortably.”