On Friday, May 8th, four local families participating in Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties’ affordable homeownership program signed the closing documents to purchase their new homes.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create unique challenges for nonprofits and the communities they serve—Habitat for Humanity has remained steadfast in their support of hardworking families in need of safe and affordable homes.
“The Habitat team has been working diligently to ensure our partner families are able to move into their new homes as originally scheduled—because we know now more than ever—families need safe, decent, and affordable housing,” said Habitat’s Brand Marketing Manager, Cece Schepp.
For Habitat homebuyers, Christopher and Arianna, Friday’s closing offered an opportunity to reflect on their journey to homeownership. A journey that included saving for a down-payment, completing sweat equity hours, and attending educational courses on home maintenance and financial literacy.
“I can’t believe we are getting a house!” said Arianna. “I’m looking forward to having a garden and making memories with our kids…lots of memories!”
With five additional home closings scheduled this month, seven neighborhoods in development, and 60 homes in various phases of construction or planning, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is on pace for a big year!