Meet New Families
These families have currently been accepted into the Habitat homeownership program.
Click on the family picture to read the full bio.
The Knox Family
As a survivor of domestic abuse, Tiffany "TK" and her 2 adopted children are working hard to create a new life for themselves. For this family, a safe, decent, and affordable home is a major part of the new life they are building.
The Rodriguez-Matos Family
Amaurys and Yusleydis and their 4 children are Cuban refugees that arrived in Holland in 2016. "The human capital of people in Holland is incredible. The kindness, courtesy, hospitality attest to the values of Holland and it's people. For the opportunity for a home here, we are immensely grateful!"
The Mirembe Family
Justine and her 5 children immigrated to the States over 8 years ago as
refugees and became citizens in early 2018. Justine’s tenacious commitment to her children became apparent from the very beginning. She has been with the same employer for several years and works an incredible amount of
overtime to make sure her family’s needs are met.
The Zermeno Family
Elizabeth and her two kids first applied for our program in 2020, but didn't quite meet the requirements of the program. She continued to work hard to meet the requirements. Through community support she found a good paying job, established good credit, and started saving.
The Carlson Family
After 10 years serving as missionary building homes for low socioeconomic families in Mexico. The Carlson family moved back to Michigan to raise their young family. This family's home will be built in Holland.
The Marbury Family
As a single parent, and the challenges that come along with it, the reality of homeownership has felt unattainable to Tori. Today’s housing market is as
expensive and costly as it’s ever been. Thanks to Lakeshore Habitat and the support of friends, family and the greater community, Tori and her daughter are on a path to making this dream a reality.
The Brown Family
Brittney is a single mom of two kids and has been working as a local
Community Health Worker for over five years. In this role she journey’s with people to improve their health and wellness and has often referred her clients to the Habitat Program. She is a graduate of the Circles program, through Good Samaritan Ministries. She is a great example of commitment and perseverance.
The Mcleod Family
Metta is driven and committed to caring for her four boys. As a single mom, she works full time will also attending college. Finding safe and affordable housing for her and her boys has been a significant challenge. Metta and her boys are hopeful for their new life in a Habitat home.