Hard work pays off for three new Habitat for Humanity Spokane, home owners

Hard work pays off for three new Habitat for Humanity Spokane, home owners

With 500 hours of sweat equity completed, $4,000 saved for closing costs and homebuyer workshops finished up, three new home owners received keys to their new houses from Habitat for Humanity Spokane.

On Thursday, Habitat volunteers, donors, board members, neighbors and families gathered to bless the three new homes and their owners. The volunteer-built homes sit in the Hope Meadows community in Deer Park, Washington.

Ramon Posada is one of those new home owners. Ramon has never owned his own home. In fact, just six years ago, he spent a year homeless on the streets of Seattle.

Ramon found out about Habitat from a flyer he picked up at the library. Nineteen months later, he had finished 500 hours of sweat equity and saved the required closing costs. Now, for the first time he has a house to call his own.

“I just can’t believe it. Is this going to be mine? I’m gonna keep working and see if I can pay it off maybe in 10 or 15 years. And get it paid off quick since I’m still kinda young and moving around,” said Ramon.

Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity Spokane has helped people living in poor conditions build and improve places to call home. Today, more than 310 families are experiencing stability that leads to better, affordable living conditions, improved health, stronger childhood development and increased financial independence thanks to Habitat’s program.

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