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Habitat Families

  • Becoming a homeowner, and having the opportunity to pass this down to my daughter when the time came, was the end goal. I was going to do all I could to make that happen.”


    Habitat Homeowner

TiAnna and her two kids cutting ribbon at home dedication


Two years after her bankruptcy, TiAnna was determined to apply for the Habitat Homeownership Program and show her children homeownership was possible.

TiAnna got a second job to help with saving money, and continued going to school, all while working hard to finish her 200 hours of sweat equity. Her dedication paid off when she closed on her new home in just 9 months!

  • I’m most excited to start making memories! I’m thankful for the sense of safety that will come with living in a newly built home!”


    Future Homeowner

Shiann and Derick and kids


Shiann and Derek are parents to two energetic children and currently live in a home with other family members where they share one bathroom between six people.

As someone who doesn’t typically push herself out of her comfort zone, Shiann is so thankful and proud that she applied for the Habitat program. Not only will their new home give them more space to spread out as a family, but it will also create equity and increase their financial security.

Pink door with Habitat keychain in lock

Every family deserves a safe, affordable place to live, learn, work, and play.

  • This home will provide stability for my family and allow me to create financial security for my children.


    Habitat Homeowner

Jessica holding key to new home


Jessica is a mother of 4 and is the Director of Operations for a local Fort Wayne non-profit. After living in a 3-bedroom apartment for 4 years, Jessica’s rent unexpectedly increased by over $300/month! With a much higher rent payment in the budget, Jessica applied for the Habitat program to see if she would qualify for an affordable, stable mortgage.

Once accepted into the program, Jessica was a trailblazer — she completed all 200 hours of sweat equity in under 100 days! She decided to keep her Habitat journey a secret from her children so she could surprise them with what they’ve all been dreaming of…a home all their own.

  • We are so grateful…this is a blessing. I’m most excited to gain financial stability and security with a permanent home for my family.


    Future Homeowner

Ciaira and family


Recently, Ciaira became the guardian of her youngest brother after their mom unexpectedly passed away. With six members of the family now sharing three bedrooms, finding a home that provided enough space while still fitting into the monthly budget was more important than ever — which led Ciaira to Habitat.

As their home nears completion at the end of 2023, Ciaira is excited and proud of what she’s accomplished. Not only will affordable homeownership provide financial stability and security to her family, but they will now have a permanent space to make lasting memories, connect with their community, and create a future.

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