When Rachel was interviewed for this piece, she shared so beautifully and eloquently that we felt it was not only best, but necessary, to keep this story in her own words. Here is Rachel’s story of her journey as a homeowner. We started in a place where I didn’t have big dreams. When I bought … Continue reading Impact Story: Rachel
One of our values at Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is constantly seeking ways that we can learn and expand as an organization. Keri Asevedo, our Executive Director, was recently given an incredible educational opportunity that will undoubtedly equip RAHFH to grow: the chance to participate in a course through the Georgetown University McDonough School … Continue reading Asking for Our Dreams: Takeaways from Georgetown’s “New Strategies” course
We’ve heard it said that teachers are incredibly patient and resilient people, and DeVonna certainly serves as a demonstration of this truth. DeVonna, who is a special education teacher at Auburn High School, applied to purchase a home through our program in 2019. She was originally scheduled to start building her home this August as … Continue reading Homeowner Spotlight Story: DeVonna
We are so excited to highlight Katrina Boykins, the newest member of the RAHFH Board of Directors! Katrina works for the Department of Children and Family Services as a case worker. She previously worked at Public Aid through the Department of Human Services, and before that she worked at Chrysler for 15 years. Katrina discovered … Continue reading New Board Member Spotlight: Katrina Boykins
When people think of the work of Habitat for Humanity, it conjures up images of volunteers raising walls, men and women in hardhats pounding nails, and perhaps even a family getting the keys to their new home. The work that our homebuyers put into building their homes and moving in is apparent and highly visible. … Continue reading RAHFH celebrates a 20th homeowner paying off their mortgage in full.
Josell has always made a promise to her kids: one day, she would buy them a house of their own. However, like for so many Americans, homeownership felt just out of reach, and they were left renting. Josell is a mother of three— she has two young adult sons and a 10-year old daughter. Josell, … Continue reading Homeowner Spotlight: Josell
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