Princess and Lonnie, Habitat Homeowner, Mount Holly
Princess, Lonnie, and their three children fell on tough times, lost their home, and had to move in with family. They did the best they could living together in an overcrowded, converted garage.
Despite their daily challenges, their faith gave them hope for the future. One day, after seeing a flyer in their son’s daycare, the family of five applied to, and was accepted into, Habitat’s homeownership program. They worked alongside Habitat staff and volunteers to achieve over 400 sweat equity hours rehabbing their future house in Mt. Holly. They also learned new budgeting skills in the financial education course.
At their home dedication the family planted a tree in their yard, symbolizing how living things can thrive with the love and support of community.