We’d like to introduce you to some families who have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.
Some have lived in their homes for years, while others are just starting out. All have this in common: Their hard work and partnership with Habitat are helping them achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
"This repair changed my life, I can't thank everyone enough. I can't even imagine having to shelter in place in my previous circumstances. Thank you Habitat," John, Habitat Home Repair Recipient.
The Arreola Family
Ricardo and Clara's eldest son Ulices is wheelchair-bound. Making accommodations to their home for Ulices, while being a top priority for their family, has proven to be a great financial challenge. Habitat was able to perform critical health and safety repairs on their home, which made Ulices's life easier and gave him more independence.
The Medina Couple
Louis and Gloria Medina have lived in their home in Oak Park for 30 years. They are approaching their 80s and over the last few years have found that with the rising cost of living, they couldn't afford the critical home repairs required by their HOA.
Maria and her big dreams
Ten years ago, Maria moved into a new Habitat for Humanity home in Piru with her parents and six brothers and sisters. "Building a Habitat home and working with Habitat was the start of many successes in my life and my family’s life," says Maria.
Eva, Arnulfo and their children
Eva and Arnulfo, together with their three children were renting a home in Santa Paula that's unsafe and in a critical state of deterioration.