Home for the Holidays 2023: That’s a wrap!
Williams Company joined us for the fourth time for a holiday-themed ProBuild. This time, they built a home in two weeks, Nov. 27-Dec. 8, 2023, in Orlando’s Holden Heights neighborhood.
Learn about this year’s family and look back at Home for the Holidays over the years.
Meet Joselyn, 2023 Home for the Holidays homeowner
Joselyn is a mother of two who works in records retrieval for a local cancer institute. She and her late husband had a shared dream of buying a home for their family. Tragically, after he died suddenly in 2020, she decided to go down the homeownership road alone. But she found she couldn’t afford a safe and comfortable home on the open market with her single income.
She turned to Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s homeownership program but faced obstacles initially because she didn’t meet the income or credit requirements the first two times she applied.
“My credit was shot,” she recalled. “The second time, I didn’t have enough income, so it was like wow, another door slammed in my face.”
Supporter Spotlight: Williams Company
Williams Company has joined us since 2020 for Home for the Holidays, a two-week home build in November/December.
“We are honored to provide families an opportunity to own a home and contribute our professional talents to help build these homes,” said Matt Olberding, Divisional Manager for Williams Company. “It takes the support of many companies to build a home, and we are fortunate to have dependable subcontractors and vendors that share common philanthropic goals.”
Thank you to our partners for supporting our mission:
Meet past Home for the Holidays homeowners
Ebony has lived in the same condominium for the last 10 years.
This past year, she got a renewal notice that showed a $400 hike — a 33% increase.
“I looked into homeownership for the stability because when you’re renting, they can just increase it how they want to, when they want to,” she said.
Throughout Shuprina’s homeownership journey, her three children have watched her overcome obstacles and make many sacrifices. She hopes that it has shown her children that anything is possible.
“You can do it … if you want a home, you can get the home through hard work and sacrifice,” she said.
2020: Venessa & Dominique
Venessa cried after learning she and her husband, Dominique, were accepted into Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County’s homeownership program.
The couple spent many years searching for safe, affordable housing for their family. “We thought it was time for our family to have a home,” Venessa said.
Our favorite photos over the years
Change the lives of generations to come. Build a Habitat home during your own ProBuild.
This flexible and customizable program allows local builders to construct Habitat homes on a two- or four-week timeframe.
Customize your build to suit your busy schedule – while still making a positive impact on Central Florida families.
Questions? Please contact our Development department for more information.
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