Meet Angela, a mother of three children and a future Habitat homeowner. Fellow Habitat homeowners, volunteers, staff, and neighbors gathered on July 21st to celebrate the official start of construction for Habitat’s 45th home. In the last seven years, Angela has moved her family six times due to affordability and the rentals she occupied being sold. Habitat partners are selected based on their ability to pay an affordable 0% interest equivalent mortgage, their need for housing, and their willingness to partner Angela’s determination to preserve and learn from each application cycle is proof that affordable housing continues to be a crisis in our community. Attaining and keeping housing in Nevada County is difficult for low-income working families like Angela’s.

Although, Angela is hard working and has stable employment due to affordability her most recent move was to a one-bedroom apartment. She is beyond excited that the construction process for her home is beginning and says, “Pinch me! even when the house is completed I’ll still be incredibly shocked and overjoyed that having a home of my own is real.”

Pictured are four generations of Angela’s family! Partnering with Habitat allows Angela and her children to continue living in Nevada County. Her grandmother proudly holds the Habitat house plans for Angela’s future home. Angela’s groundbreaking ceremony was covered recently in an article published by the Union. To see the Union article go here.

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