This past year has been a rollercoaster for Azariah, filled with countless hours of hard work and determination in order to achieve her dream of homeownership. “I’ll never forget the day my life changed… it was on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 when I applied to become a Habitat homeowner,” Azariah shares. So it was serendipitous that on April 30th this year, Azariah and her sons moved into their new Habitat home.
“I’d like to share with you my journey to this point,” Azariah reflects. “My sons and I have had to move 4 times within the last 4 years. When I applied to become a Habitat homeowner, my sons and I were sharing a single-room basement rental where my sons’ health and safety was being impacted and forced us to move once again. Most recently, we were sharing a one-bedroom apartment with my mother until our home was completed.”
“It was such a difficult situation to not only be in a one-bedroom apartment while we waited to move, but especially during this pandemic. It has been stressful,” shares Azariah. “I am grateful to have had so much to look forward to in such dark times.”
“Now we can have stability in unstable times. We are humbled and grateful. We can’t wait to decorate our home and return to our adventures in the kitchen by cooking a new and different meal each week. We are enormously grateful to Habitat’s staff and supporters for giving us such a wonderful opportunity. Because of this house… my sons and I have stability!”