Four deserving families have been selected to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Meet the families below:
Miller Family: Amanda and James currently live in Grand Terrace in a rental home. They have four children, ages 14, 13, 10 and 9 years old. Their current rental home has many problems; such as electrical, roofing, and flooring issues, plus several broken windows. Amanda is legally blind and is excited to become a homeowner at our Grand Terrace build because it is conveniently located near public transportation to grocery shopping.
Amanda first heard about Habitat for Humanity through her cousin in Utah, who received a Habitat home a few years ago. Amanda and James long to provide their children with a safe, stable place to live and play. They are excited to begin their sweat equity hours with friends and family by their side.
“I am looking forward to being a homeowner and paying a mortgage towards my own home that is complete with no problems for my family. I am so happy to be a Habitat partner family!” – Amanda Miller
Espinoza Family: Steven and Jessica currently live in Colton in a small house that they share with relatives. The house is overcrowded, poorly insulated with no heating, and the septic system is inadequate to handle the number of residents in the house.
Steven and Jessica are the parents of two children, son age 6 and daughter age 2. The Espinoza family is so excited about the prospect of owning their own home. Despite the challenges they face with their current living situation, the family stays busy. Jessica has even started early on her sweat equity hours in the Habitat ReStore!
“We are looking forward to owning a home that my children can grow up in; a home that is for them, with no problems. We are very thankful and truly appreciative to partner with Habitat for Humanity!” – Steven Espinoza
Calderon Family: Gus and Melissa Calderon currently live in San Bernardino with their three children, 13, 8, and 4 years old. The family is living in a temporary rental home which was graciously offered to them by their church pastor. Unfortunately, the home does not have sufficient sleeping quarters for all of the family, and the neighborhood is unstable due to much negative activity.
They heard about Habitat for Humanity from a close friend who insisted that they attend the Homeownership Orientation. They are grateful to partner with Habitat, and are looking forward to owning a home for their children to feel safe growing up in.
“This is a blessing from God and we are very thankful to be a Habitat for Humanity family. I am so excited to have a hand in building my own home for my family!” – Melissa Calderon
Jackson Family: Cherise Jackson is a single mother with 2 sons, ages 16 and 12. Currently, Cherise and her family live in an area of San Bernardino that is unsafe due to the high violent crime rate and illegal drug activity. She is renting an apartment that is not suitable for her family and the building is infested with termites. Also, the neighborhood is not safe for the children to play outside.
Cherise first heard about Habitat for Humanity from a close friend who received a Habitat home last year. She attended the Homeowner Orientation 2 years ago and is excited that she was selected. Cherise is very happy to partner with Habitat and is excited about the prospect of owning her own home where her kids can play in the yard!
“I am excited to be a homeowner and to have a home with more space for my two boys.” – Cherise Jackson