Meet Habitat Homeowner Branda

June 25, 2018

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Branda, mother of an 11-year old son and caretaker to her elderly uncle, is so excited to build and move into her family’s Habitat home. She works full time as a phlebotomist to provide for her family in addition to caring for her uncle and raising her son.

“I have been moving every two years of the past six due to my landlords selling their houses,” explains Branda. She worries about rental increases or her landlord selling the place she and her family rent. She wants to make sure her son has a healthy place to grow up and her uncle has accessible living space.

When she heard she was accepted to become a Habitat partner Branda was so excited: “I was so elated, especially to qualify for a new home, I was just on cloud nine because I never thought that would be possible for me and my family.”

“I’m looking forward to financial stability and having room to grow,” says Branda with a smile.“By partnering with Habitat, I’ll have the financial stability of an affordable mortgage and not have to worry about landlords raising rent or selling.” 

“I’m a first time homeowner and first generation homeowner,” confirms Branda. “My son will have the opportunity to experience a strong community. He’s going into the sixth grade next year, and he will be able to have the same friends through middle and high school.”

Branda recognizes she is building her and her family's brighter future with the opportunity of homeownership made possible by Habitat sponsors, volunteers, and individual donors. 

“My son and my son’s kids will be blessed. This is really a chance for us to live. Thank you for spreading the wealth and health - just having this opportunity - especially in Colorado, otherwise I would have never had this chance.”

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