Working alongside people across southeastern New Brunswick in need of decent, affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity Moncton has helped one family in Hillsborough find a home in 2020, while another family was able to pay off their mortgage after partnering with Habitat Moncton back in 2002.
Ashley Tucker and her two young daughters were living in unsuitable conditions when they applied to partner with Habitat Moncton for a rehabbed home in Hillsborough.
“The home wasn’t even finished,” said Ashley when explaining their previous living situation. “We were walking on plywood floors, light fixtures weren’t done, and we were out on a dirt road in isolation.”
But after partnering with Habitat Moncton, Ashley and her family now have a good home to grow in.
“This is where we’re going to live. This is where my kids are gonna grow up, where we’re gonna have family barbecues, and sleepovers. They’ll graduate from here and leave from here. For the first time in a really long time, I feel like I can just settle.”
As for Nancy Richard, after 18 years as a Habitat homeowner in Dieppe, she has paid off her mortgage and can now call her home her own.
“If ever anyone had told me this day would ever happen, I would’ve never believed it,” an excited Nancy explained. “It was a heck of a road, and it happened quicker than I thought.”
“But it wasn’t just me,” she continued. “Habitat, my friends, my family, they all helped me get to this point.”