<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=730207053839709&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Skip to the main content.

Family Stories

Every homebuyer that partners with Habitat with has their own unique story. Their journeys are different, but their end result is the same: they now own a home.

Start Your Own Story
Homebuyer Stories - DoShanley

DoShanley's Story

"I love every bit of this home," DoShanley shared. "This is my house. I can point to certain pieces of it and say 'I worked on this wall right here'. I'm in love with being able to see it come together, and say I put my sweat, tears, aches and pains into it."

Read More
Homebuyer Stories - Kathy and David

Kathy & David's Story

“We thought that Habitat for Humanity was for other families, not us,” Kathy says. “We just figured we’d keep saving and working hard and eventually we’d be able to get our own place. But after a few years of trying, it just wasn’t happening.”

Read More
Homebuyer Stories - Muktar and Esniya

Muktar & Esniya's Story

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity hit a new milestone on May 31 as we celebrated the first family who partnered with us to buy a home affordably on the open market.

Read More

Learn about the Habitat homeownership process & program criteria.

Process & Criteria

Are you ready for Habitat homeownership? Take the next step!

Get Started

More Family Stories

I'm going to do this one day: Arlisa's Homeowner Story

Arlisa Bullock grew up in the northern suburbs, becoming an expert of the back roads of Anoka and Coon Rapids. She knew...

If I Can Do It, You Can Too: James' Story

“Shh…can you hear that peace?” Sitting in James Hargon’s home, you can’t tell it’s in the middle of Minneapolis. It’s...

Making Home Possible: Lindsay's Story

“I never would have thought that a single person with my income working in education would be able to buy a house,”...

Selling Back a Habitat Home for the Next Generation

Editor's note: This piece was updated in 2023 to contain the latest resources related to Twin Cities Habitat...