Meet the New Habitat Partner Families

Congratulations on paying off your mortgage, Ms. Cribb! 

Habitat for Humanity provides zero interest mortgages for qualifying families. Ms. Cribb began her Habitat journey 20 years ago. “They will have to carry me out in a body bag! I love my home. I am never leaving! This home has been such a blessing for me and my family!” says Ms. Cribb. She raised two children and a grandchild in this Habitat home over the last 20 years. She said, “The biggest blessing is that all of my children and grandchildren know they always have a home here. I worked so hard for that and Habitat is such a blessing!”

New Homeowners move in!

Big things are happening for the Mulekayete Family! They closed on their home and got to move in!! Daughter, Florance, shows off their house with glee-“Look at my bed in my very own room!”
Congratulations to Clever and Anyesi on the start of a bright future!! Habitat for Humanity families apply for a zero interest mortgage, complete 250 hours of sweat equty building their home and the houses of others, and complete education courses to set them up for success as new home owners! Congratulations! Your hard work paid off! 

Two Families pay off their mortgage on the same day! 

Ms. Neuschafer started her home ownership journey in the year 2000. She and her family helped build her ADA Accessible home and the homes of her Habitat neighbors. Her dad recalled completing five roofs during the summer heat that year with the help of other volunteers. Ms. Neushafer has had several unfortunate health issues but is constantly reminded of the blessing it is to have a home to come home to every day. She said, "It is such a blessing to have my Habitat neighbors here. They always come to check on me and go above and beyond as neighbors!"  Ms. Neushafer is thrilled to have her home paid off and is so proud of this massive achievement. 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt and her two children were the partner family that helped build, purchased and moved into a Shelter Insurance sponsored blitz build home in 2002. Yesterday, Ms. Schmidt officially paid off her mortgage! She said, “I was so overwhelmed with the kindness! All of the Shelter employees came out and showered me with love while building! And they built it so fast!”  She said every time she came on site, she could feel the love and kindness coming from each volunteer and she could tell they were proud to be part of the project. It has been almost 20 years and her children have grown up in this home. She said that even though she could not help with paying for much of her children’s college tuition, her kids stayed in their family home with free room and board to help with the cost of school. This was truly a blessing. She recognizes that Habitat and Shelter Insurance helped make this possible. Congratulations on accomplishing this life goal! 

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