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The Tenagne-Tesema Family

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Dejene Tesema, Mulunesh Tenagne, son Robel, and daughter Meron were referred to Homestead by Habitat for Humanity. Their income was too high to qualify for Habitat’s program, but market-rate housing was still completely out . . .

Dejene Tesema, Mulunesh Tenagne, son Robel, and daughter Meron were referred to Homestead by Habitat for Humanity. Their income was too high to qualify for Habitat’s program, but market-rate housing was still completely out of reach.

“It is a three bedroom, two bath, brand new house,” says Dejene. “It’s a very nice house. We really like it and feel so lucky to be here!”

Working with Homestead they found a townhome in the Northgate neighborhood, that was exactly what they were looking for - large enough for their family and close to Dejene's job at a local gas station.  They closed on their home in May of 2007.

The family emigrated to Seattle from Ethiopia in 2003 and is grateful to be able to put down roots in their new community as homeowners.

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