During the construction process both families underwent amazing positive transformations. Through community involvement, empowerment, good old sweat equity, and elbow grease these two special families finally have a safe and secure place to call home.
Construction on these homes began in early September of 2019 and were completed mid-January this year. The Joines family of six and the Williams family of three have been given the keys to their new homes and lives. Each of these families came to Habitat-NCG with their own specific needs which were not attainable prior to being approved as Habitat home buyers. They are excited to now be a part of the greater Habitat for Humanity family who not only build for one another, and attended educational workshops together, but also provide support and encouragement through the process. As stated by new Habitat-NCG homeowner Jake Joines, “Now we have hope. Habitat-NCG does not give out hand-outs, they give a hand up.” Each family has a diverse story, but they all have experienced the need for affordable, safe, accessible, and stable housing.
Neither of these home builds would have been possible without the invaluable community partners who provided funds and volunteer labor during construction. Sponsors on these two homes are: Alcon, Mr. & Mrs. John Bolthuis, Chalovich Foundation, Cisco Systems, Datascan, E*Trade Financial, The Flack Family, Johns Creek High School, Lambert High School, The Mangum-Kirchoff Family, Ms. Fran P. Mauney, Sawnee EMC, Schneider Electric, The UPS Foundation, and an army of regular volunteers assisted in the building process, giving their time and talents to create these decent, affordable homes for the families we serve.
About Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc. is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds affordable housing for purchase by low-to moderate-income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership. Since its inception in 1995, Habitat-NCG has built or rehabbed over 315 homes in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties. Partner families are required to attend educational classes related to homeownership and perform 200 sweat equity hours; they earn between 30% and 60% of the Atlanta area median income and purchase their homes through a 30-year, no-interest loan financed by Habitat-NCG. In 2014, Habitat-NCG started a home repair program targeted primarily at veterans and seniors. To date, 70 repair projects have been completed, bringing the total number of persons served by the ministry to over 1,500. For more information regarding Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, please visit habitat-ncg.org