Right now, in Long Branch, NJ, there is a 10-year-old boy grateful for his new home. The home that was built through the work of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. The home that encountered obstacles to completion as a result of the pandemic. The home he and his mother moved into three months ago.
The impact of homeownership really begins when a family moves in…when it is really their own. Owning their own home transforms their dreams into reality.
Our newest homeowner, Allahsha and her son, Norman have firsthand experience at this transformation. In her own words, “I want to show him that mommy can do what she puts her mind to do and she can make our dreams come true. It’s important to show him that no matter what our circumstances are that we can keep pushing and we can succeed.”
The impact is most acutely felt by her son. Allahsha said, “He’s on cloud nine! I can barely get him to leave the house! He plays in the garage, plays outside. He knows that this is his and we are home. He just loves it.” Now, he can learn to ride a bike.
The work of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is about changing lives through the building of strength, stability, independence, and shelter. We could not do this alone.
You, through your support, have helped partner families like Allahsha and Norman.
For this, we are all grateful.
Given the difficult times we face, affordable housing is critical, now, more than ever!
With your support and faith in our work, Habitat continues to help low-to-moderate income families. Despite the challenges, we have never wavered from our commitment…to transform lives through affordable homeownership.
On behalf of Habitat and the families we serve, thank you. We wish you the warmest holidays… and a season of hope!