Roslyn is a sweet and hardworking woman who’s ready for the next big step in her life: homeownership. She is excited and ready to tackle the responsibilities that come with owning a home.
Even though Roslyn works two jobs, she would have been ineligible for a conventional mortgage. But through Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, she will have the opportunity to be a successful homeowner by purchasing her home with an affordable, no interest mortgage. And while she is working toward her 500 hours of sweat equity through the Knoxville Habitat homeowner education program and volunteer hours, Roslyn is earning the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the responsibilities of homeownership.
Knoxville Habitat’s budgeting classes have prepared the Roslyn for her future. She greatly appreciates her budget tutors, saying that they “take the time to help you” and “treat you like family.” Since entering the program, she has successfully learned how to manage her money.
While Roslyn is close with her parents and siblings, living at home with them has been a struggle for her. She is ready to gain independence and own “something of [her] own.”
Roslyn also looks forward to sharing time with her family at her new home. She looks forward to having her mother and sister over to help her decorate her new home, and she loves spending sunny days outside gardening with her mother.
The two have a garden full of vegetables and flowers, and they have even began planning what Roslyn can plant in her own yard when she moves in to her new home. She looks forward to attending the Habitat Urban Gardening (HUG) classes in the spring so that she can begin landscaping that will compliment her amazing vegetable garden.
With the help Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, Roslyn will build strength, stability and independence by finally realizing her lifelong goal of homeownership.