Meet Our New Families

 
Wiggins Family
T. Wiggins picTressalina and her two daughters share a bedroom in her parents’ three-bedroom, one-bathroom house. Family is very important to them, yet their current situation is too crowded. Tress was overjoyed to learn that her family had been selected for a Habitat house, and she is looking forward to making her own family traditions with her daughters in their own home.

Future home: Colorado Springs
Sponsor: ReStore

 
Emmanuel and Esteli’s Family
Emmanuel and Esteli's Family picThe family of Emmanuel and Esteli arrived from Burundi, Africa in 2008. Emmanuel works at Fort Carson, and Esteli is a stay-at-home mom — of eight boys! “We decided to apply for a Habitat home because we are a big family, and we live in two separate apartments,” Emmanuel said. “We want a house that we can afford and the whole family can live together.”

Future home: Country Living
Sponsor: Ent Federal Credit Union

 
Berryman Family
Berryman picHaving a safe place for her son, Hayden, to grow and play is important to Elizabeth. The crowded studio apartment where they live now doesn’t offer them that security. Partnering with Habitat, Elizabeth is excited to start building her own home. “There is a comfort in knowing that our first home is our forever home.” A safe and stable home.
 

Future home: Country Living
Sponsor: Building in honor of Pope Francis
 
Williams Family
Williams Family Photo_resizeAmanda wants her children to know stability and independence. By owning her own home, she hopes that her children will learn the importance of hard work and dedication and the rewards that come from it. Gaining the freedom from being dependent on family for her housing needs is important to Amanda, and she said, “I was so excited to tell my kids that we would have a place to call home.”

Future home: Country Living
Sponsor: Bike & Build
 
Family of Prosper and Chantal
Prosper and Chantal Family.1Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Prosper and Chantal immigrated to Colorado Springs with their four children, each with a variety of interests…sports, math, science, computer games, singing…and now their Habitat house will allow them the space (and a yard!) to pursue their activities without being crowded in a small, high-priced apartment.

Future home: Colorado Springs
Sponsor: ReStore
 
Crisman Family
Crisman pic.resizeBrandy affirms that a Habitat house will give her family stability. “And just knowing your payment isn’t going anywhere — it goes to owning our HOME!” That’s a big deal when all three have had to share one bedroom. She and her son, Gage, and daughter, Iliana, will join five other Habitat families who already live in our Country Living — that’s 13 other kids in the neighborhood to play with and ride bikes!

Future home: Country Living
Sponsor: The Home Depot Foundation
 
Landrau Family
Landrau_resizeLisa and her son, Noah, are thankful for a Habitat house as it will bring them the peace of mind that they won’t have to move anymore, and Lisa doesn’t have to worry that the rent will go up. Living in Colorado Springs since 1998, Lisa wants to stay in the community, and having a Habitat house makes this possible for her and Noah. As Lisa puts it, “We are finally stable.”

Future home: Woodmen Vistas
Sponsor: Ent Federal Credit Union
 
Norville Family
Norville pic“It’s a huge relief to know it’s your home and to know that your children will always have a home.” Theresa has three children – two sons (14 and 8 years old), and a married daughter who lives on her own. In renting a house, Theresa fears the landlord might sell it, or Section 8 housing will be eliminated. With a Habitat home, she believes “It will dramatically change my family’s life in the most positive way.”

Future home: Colorado Springs
Sponsor: ReStore