Deb signing her mortgage documents

Deb’s new home

Deb with her two granddaughters holding the keys to her new home

Prior to partnering with Habitat, Deb and her granddaughter lived in an unsafe home, where substance abuse was obvious among nearby homes, and crime was high. Additionally, the house was impossible to cool in the summer, and expensive to heat in the winter. The cost of rent and utilities made it hard for her to make ends meet. Now, Deb no longer has to worry about Leana’s safety at home. She can be secure in in her shelter.

“Hope makes me want to do more with my life and give back to my community. Now, owning my Habitat home, I know that Leana can bring her friends to ‘our’ house. I’m so proud of my home, and I look forward to the future.” –Deb