The Benevides Family

Partner Family

The Benevides Family

Partner Family

I had heard of Habitat for Humanity, but I didn’t really know much about it. Initially, I thought you got a free house. I first applied for Habitat in April of 2019 and I didn’t get in. I reapplied in August of 2019 and found out in December that my family was accepted. I worked very hard for a few years to improve my credit score so that I could be approved for a home loan. I didn’t realize what I was actually getting myself into but found out that Habitat offers an absolutely amazing process and program. The commitment of time and hours that each household had to put in each week was hard, and we had to be away from our families at home, which was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do.  But, I am so blessed to have been selected for a home. I learned so much from not only the Habitat staff but also from the amazing volunteers that came out to help every week to build our homes. Our 6 homes have not only created a community with friendships, but these people are a part of our family now. I worked extremely hard for this home and to be selected, and the time finally came for all of us to move forward and move in! Thank you, Habitat and staff.