Home Ownership
Stephanie

Stephanie 

Stephanie, 26, began with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville in summer of 2017. Stephanie heard about Habitat for Humanity from her friends and family and was encouraged to apply to the homeownership program. Stephanie is a graduate of Central High School and is currently taking classes at JCC. For the past two years, Stephanie has been working at Audubon Hospital as a Patient Care Associate. What she likes most about her job is taking care of the patients and working in the healthcare industry.

The center of Stephanie’s world is her ten-year-old daughter, Auttumn. Together, the two enjoy arts & crafts, swimming and playing outdoors. Stephanie is proud of her many accomplishments, which include becoming a mother, working in the healthcare industry and being accepted into Habitat’s homeownership program.

Stephanie wanted to become a homeowner for her daughter, Auttumn. She says, “I am motivated to become a homeowner because I want to teach my daughter that she can be great. My mother was a single parent and she now owns her own home. I aspire to be great like her.” The word “home” to Stephanie means “love, joy and wonderful memories. It is a place where you can be free and happy!” When she opened her Habitat acceptance letter, Stephanie said, “I felt joy, excitement but I am also a bit nervous. Overall though, I am beyond happy and so ready to start this new challenge.”

To Semonin Realtors and all of the volunteers who will help build Stephanie and Auttumn’s home, Stephanie shared the following message: “I am grateful and very, very thankful for all that you have done and will do for my family. Words cannot express my pure joy and respect for you. God bless you.”

The first thing that Stephanie wants to do when she moves in is “run around each room screaming. Then, I want to begin finding the perfect items to fit my new home’s quality.” Looking towards the future, in five years, Stephanie hopes to be a college graduate, working in the healthcare field and travelling the world!

Alisa

Alisa

Alisa, 47, began with Habitat for Humanity in July of 2017. Alisa heard about Habitat from friend and fellow Habitat homeowner, Eurana. Alisa’s application was denied the first time she applied, however, she remained motivated and when she tried a second time, she was approved into Habitat’s homeownership program!

Alisa has four children: LaQuasa, 33, Andrea, 27, Andre’, 20 and Jahieum, 15. Alisa is also a proud grandmother to 10 year old, Kanea’. For the past year, Alisa has been working at Harvard Cleaning Company. In the family’s spare time, they enjoy going to concerts, basketball and baseball games. Alisa says, “My family is all very competitive with each other so we love playing sports or games together.” In her personal life, Alisa is proud to be celebrating 10 years of sobriety, reuniting with some of her family members and raising her children.

To Alisa, the word home means God, safety and family. She says, “I am 47 years old and I feel that I am truly ready to rebuild my life and have a home that is mine.” When Alisa opened her acceptance letter, she said it was a dream come true. It is her season for change and she is excited to have a better life for her children and her herself.

To the sponsors and volunteers who will help build Alisa’s family home, Alisa shared the following message: “I am truly grateful and thankful that you are taking the time to be involved in my journey to homeownership. Thank you!”

The first thing that Alisa wants to do when she moves into her Habitat home is pray over it and bless it. Looking towards the future, in five years, Alisa hopes to have started a beautiful garden in her new backyard and receive a promotion at work.

Sarah

Sarah, 25, began with Habitat for Humanity in July of 2017. Sarah learned about Habitat for Humanity from a friend and was encouraged to apply to the homeownership program.

Prior to moving to the United States, the family lived in the Congo (their home country). Sarah has three daughters: Fatia, 6, and twins, Alicia and April, 17 months and is currently pregnant. For the past two years, Sarah has been working in the House Keeping Department at Jewish Hospital. In their leisure time, the family enjoy playing, learning together, and exploring new activities and places.

To Sarah, the word home means “everything.” Sarah wanted to become a homeowner so that her three daughters can grow up in a healthy, safe and secure environment. When she opened her Habitat acceptance letter, Sarah says she felt “so special, proud and happy.” While in Habitat’s homeownership program, Sarah hopes to branch out by meeting new people and learn the value of hard work.

To the sponsors and volunteers who will help build Sarah’s family home, Sarah shared the following message: “They are so special. Knowing that my girls will be raised in a safe environment is a relief and I am so thankful.”

Looking towards the future, the first thing that Sarah wants to do when she moves into her new home is throw a celebration, house warming party. In five years, Sarah hopes to be in school working towards her college degree and living in her new home.