Meet Tiffany, a new Habitat homeowner. You can tell, when you talk to her, that Tiffany is going to be a great asset to her new neighborhood and to her neighbors. “I want to show people, especially people my age, that it’s possible to own a home. I wasn’t sure it would be possible, but it is happening now. That’s what Habitat does. You see other people have become homeowners.”
Meet Jose, Habitat homeowner. Jose loved his “sweat equity” and even though he has finished the time he needed to complete his required hours, he comes back regularly to volunteer. “I have been blessed and so I want to pass on my blessings to others.” He enjoys working with all the Habitat staff and volunteers. “I learned a lot from the volunteers. Without the volunteers, people willing to come out and help others to have a home of their own, the Habitat program wouldn’t work.”
Ronnette sees this house as a new start, a fresh start for herself and for her children. Her sense of accomplishment is clear and it inspires her to look to new opportunities. “I want my girls, and my son, but especially my girls, to know that there is a way to have what you want if you are willing to work for it.” She explains that she is very appreciative of the Habitat experience, which has given her the chance to show her children that it is important to respect people and to help…
#Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake helps welcome new homeowners to McCabe, the site of #VacantsToValue launch, where 37 homes once stood vacant within just a few blocks...Habitat will rehab more than 20 of these!