Family Stories

Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez was laughing “I’ll show up tomorrow (at the dedication of his Habitat house) with big dark circles under my eyes,” because he expected to be too excited to sleep all night. What was he most looking forward to? “Celebrating with all the volunteers with heart who made the magic. It’s magic, a miracle,”… Read more »

Jasmine Palmer

Own a Home

Building a New Life: Prospective Homeowner Partner Jasmine Palmer In her own unvarnished words, Jasmine Palmer “learned to be a responsible adult” later in life than she would have liked. But after years of “living like an adolescent teenager getting in trouble all the time,” she found herself at a crossroads, separated from her two… Read more »

Karen Redding

Karen Redding describes her Habitat Homeownership as “an amazing dream come true.” A single mom with two kids – Arabella then 9 and Andrew 15 – she was working full time, and living in a 700 s.f. two-bedroom cottage. Each child had a bedroom and she slept in the living room. The cottage had mold… Read more »