Homeownership Changes Lives
Families partner with Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and around the world to build better lives for themselves and their children. Learn more about the types of work we do to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
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.
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 family
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 the children
Eva and Arnulfo, together with their three children are currently renting a home in Santa Paula that's unsafe and in a critical state of deterioration. They are ready for a fresh start and safe environment to raise their growing family in.