A Grande Prairie mom and her two sons are now proud homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity.
Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Board in Edmonton Oryssia Lennie says the families have to go through a careful screening process in order to be selected.
“They have to be a family, they can be single parent or two parent families,” said Lennie. “They have to have a certain income level, there is a category of income, and they have to be able to put 500 hours of sweat equity in.”
The new homeowner, Debbie Brown, put in her hours at the Re-Store and now volunteers her time helping out other Habitat families.
Brown says there is no other way she could have got a home and she is happy with the stability it provides for her and her sons, Khyver,16, and Aidan, 14, both now and in the future.
“I love owning my own home and being able to paint the walls whatever colour I want and decorating and being able to be creative in my home,” said Brown. “It’s just a dream I’ve had for a long time.”
Their house took just over two years to build.