Melesse and Habtam’s Home Dedication Ceremony
Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 10am
726 Parker Circle, Garland TX, 75040
Melesse and Habtam both work full time jobs and have four children in their household. They immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia seeking asylum from political turmoil. Habitat asked how they thought their family’s lives will change once they move into their new Habitat house. They said, “[It will] provide a sense of pride, safety, and privacy.” These are all things many people may take for granted.
We like to say, “Habitat is a hand up, not a hand out.” As part of their Homeowner Partnership Agreement, Melesse and Habtam were required to work 450 hours of sweat equity helping to build their own home and working in our ReStore. They also completed a total of 16 hours of financial readiness and new homeowner training.