Four Tucson families cut the ribbon to their new homes on May 28.
“Where I live now, it’s not very safe,” said Lupita Navarro, who works at TMC who also sponsored her home. “I’m really looking forward to having my own home where my kids have a safe place to play.”
“For a long time I prayed for something good to happen to me and my girls, but I didn’t know what it was; then, when I received a call from Habitat, I knew that this was that good thing,” said Sarah Lujan, future homeowner and partner family of the Home Depot sponsored home.
Three of the four homes were started on Sept. 11, 2013 at Habitat’s annual Building Freedom Day event, and one marks the completion of the ninth Home Depot Home.
Each future Habitat homeowner has completed 200 hours of volunteer sweat equity, building on their homes, working at Habitat’s HabiStore and completing homeowner education classes. They’ve saved down payments, signed the mortgage papers, and packed their boxes.
The completion of every Habitat Home symbolizes a multifaceted collaboration form the entire Southern Arizona community. Each home is built with funds from city, county, and federal entities. More than 1,200 hours of homeowner sweat equity and 15,600 construction site volunteer hours have been invested in this project. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony.