Last week, Laura Marquez received the keys to her Habitat for Humanity home in the City of Lynwood. Laura brought her kids along, however she did not tell them that the house was ready. She told them that she had to sign additional papers and then, once they got there, surprised them by handing her daughter the keys and telling her to open the door to their new home! The kids were so happy and immediately began making plans for everything they would like to do in their new house… Their smiles from that day say it all.
We asked Laura to tell us how it feels to be a new homeowner.
“I am still in shock. It’s surreal and feels like we’re staying in a vacation rental. My children are so happy and this experience has actually united them, it’s fantastic! When I began the application process 15 months ago, I never completely thought it would happen for us. I was fearful that it was too good to be true, and if it was true, that I would not qualify. All along the way, everyone at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles was there for us, helping us get our paperwork completed and answering questions if I had any. We all have so much pride in where we live now, which is something we did not have before. It’s going to be so wonderful to have friends and family over for the holidays!”
Thank you, Laura! We couldn’t be more happy for you and your beautiful family.
If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, please visit our website.