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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.

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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."

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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.”

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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.

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More Family Stories

Home is Everything to Me: Kenisha's Story

“Life feels like you're constantly getting knocked down and to stand up for that one moment and get those keys—that was...

A Lifelong Dream Comes True: Angela's Story

Angela’s Journey with Habitat’s Advancing Black Homeownership Program “I feel like I’m finally living!” Angela Gladney...

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

Arlisa Bullock grew up in North Minneapolis and was an expert in backroads from the city all the way up to Coon Rapids...

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...