Janessa & her children fled from domestic violence and found themselves homeless.
Fighting hard to provide a better life for her kids, Janessa was losing hope... but then she found Habitat!
Meet Janessa, future Habitat homeowner: Janessa and her children fled from domestic violence in search of a safe place to call home. A brave single mom and student with a full time job, Janessa and her kids found themselves homeless. Janessa came to Habitat for Humanity-Spokane with an urgent need for safe, decent, healthy and affordable housing for her family.
This past year, the dream of owning a home started to become a reality. Janessa has been working in partnership with Habitat-Spokane to complete hundreds of sweat equity hours, take financial literacy and homebuyer readiness courses, complete the Habitat Homeownership program... and on top of all of this she also earned her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development.
This fall, thanks to Habitat's Home Builders Blitz (a collaboration between Habitat-Spokane, lead builder Viking Homes, key partner Spokane Home Builders Association, and the support of many donors), Janessa will achieve safe, decent and affordable homeownership.
What is Habitat for Humanity-Spokane's Home Builders Blitz? Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz brings together professional homebuilders from all over for one shared purpose: to build homes and provide affordable homeownership opportunities for families in the community.
Home Builders Blitz gives local builders a chance to give back to their community by partnering with Habitat for Humanity-Spokane to build a home for a family in the Habitat Homeownership Program. That partnership helps the family achieve the stability that comes from affordable homeownership.
Additionally, Home Builders Blitz is an opportunity for partners to network with other builders and suppliers who are also providing labor, funding and materials. Partner builders will take the home from foundation to a finished home in an accelerated timeframe.
Viking Homes is the lead builder for Habitat-Spokane's 2019 Home Builders Blitz. Together with Habitat-Spokane's key partner, Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA), they are making it possible to build a home for future homeowner, Janessa.
Construction on the Home Builders Blitz house will run from July to September 2019. It is located in the Hope Meadows commuinty in Deer Park, Washington.
"When we broke ground in May, I was overwhelmed with joy. It has been a journey and I'm grateful to the donors and Habitat supporters! I can really picture my family here." - Janessa, future Habitat homeowner.