Home for the Holidays
Thoughts of being home for the holidays takes on many meanings at this time of year. For most of us, this is a special time when we gather together with our families and friends to celebrate the season in the warmth and comfort of our homes.
But sadly, for many families in metro Denver, finding comfort around the holidays can be stressful. That’s because decent and affordable housing is out of reach for so many of our community’s hardest working, low-income families.
These are families like Sarah and Manuel's, who are Denver natives and have both experienced a lot of housing instability over the years…
“It seems like we had to move every 1-2 years,” shares Manuel about growing up in west Denver. “I moved half a dozen times growing up,” adds Sarah. One of their recent apartments had a long list of dangerous maintenance problems. “We can hear popping from our electrical outlets,” shares Manuel. “And the walls feel hot to the touch!”
Sarah and Manuel both work hard to make ends meet for their family. Sarah teaches early childhood education and Manuel also works in the public school system as an Assistant Facility Manager. By partnering with Habitat, they will be able to provide a safe and stable enviornment for their 10-year-old daughter Sophia (who is very excited to begin decorating her own room).
“We’re excited about the whole process,” Sarah and Manuel exclaim. “Investing in ourselves…never having to move again… and providing stability for Sophia.”
This holiday season, you can give a hardworking family like Sarah and Manuel's the stability they need to build a better life for themselves and their children.
Read more inspiring stories of homeowners, and partner families building strength and stability with a hand-up from supporters like you this holiday season.
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