Meet Partner Family Araceli & Ernesto
April 29, 2019
“To own our home has been a family goal and now we are so close to being homeowners and something that is all ours.”
Araceli and Ernesto are excited to raise their three children in a safe home that is in the community they love. They work had to provide for their daughters who are 12 and 3-years old, and their 10-year old son. Araceli works for a commercial cleaning service while Ernesto supports the family as a foreman for a local tree trimming company.
Araceli and Ernesto have lived in the Elyria Swansea neighborhood for 11 years now, but the home they are currently renting is unsafe. Pests constantly invade the home and their heat does not work or when it does the windows aren’t sealed properly allowing heat to escape immediately. “We have asked the landlord to replace windows or to come and help us seal our home away from pests, but we never get a response, or the landlord doesn’t see it as an issue,” shares Araceli.
Araceli and Ernesto are now partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver to purchase and build a 4-bedroom home in our Swansea Homes community. This is a very exciting time for their family. Araceli and Ernesto’s oldest daughter has been accepted into the Denver School of the Arts for her talents as a violinist and their son loves to be outside playing basketball. By becoming homeowners through Habitat Metro Denver, they will be able to have the financially stability to support their children’s talents and dreams as well as their future.
“We are very excited to have our own home. We will have a place where we will be together, and our children will have their own space.” Ernesto continues, “It will be a new experience for us and it’s amazing to say we will own our own home now.”
“I love our neighborhood and enjoy volunteering my time at the church and schools here.” Araceli continues, “We have family here, our son loves Swansea Elementary, and the library is very close to us. We are excited to partner with Habitat and be able to fulfill our dream of becoming homeowners in the community we love.”
As Araceli and Ernesto work towards building their family’s new home, they say “Thank you” to everyone who makes Habitat’s homeownership program possible.