Habitat for Humanity is keeping busy these last couple weekends of August, giving four local families homes in four days.
On Sunday, Janessa Shaw and her family moved in on 28th Street in Rockford. Community members helped bless the house. Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity’s executive director says she remembers Janessa applying for the program exactly one year ago.
“We went on a home visit to her home and recognized that she was a generational Habitat family, her grandmother purchased a habitat home in the early 1990s and so it was obvious that this was a legacy we wanted for Janessa and for Habitat as well,” says Executive Director Keri Nelson.
Families qualify for Habitat for Humanity based on financial need. They pay back a zero-interest home loan and complete “sweat equity,” which is volunteer work on the home they move into.
The local Habitat for Humanity group dedicated another home Sunday afternoon and it’ll bless two next weekend.