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Our Homeowners

Homestead Homeowner stories. Homestead homeowners. Homestead stories.

More than 200 families have purchased homes in partnership with Homestead. Below you can read some of their stories.

The Arce Family

The Arce Family

“I don’t want to rent anymore! We’re going to have a baby. Can’t we just find someplace to settle down?” Brandie asks Drew again. It’s not that they haven’t been trying...

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The Baldwin Family

The Baldwin Family

When Dena, a teacher at the Pathfinder School's before and after school program, first moved into her Homestead home in January 2013, she was astounded by all the neighbors she was meeting. “I was out trying to work in my yard, and people kept . . .

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The Baynes Family

The Baynes Family

Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, Yen Baynes and her family moved frequently. Her parents worked hard to make a better life for their children, and the family rarely . . .

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The Bounthong- Holbrook Family

The Bounthong- Holbrook Family

"We are so excited to have the opportunity to own a home. Neither of us ever thought it was possible."

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The Castanos Family

The Castanos Family

Mayra was a single mom working part-time at Family Works, a family resource center, when her sister was making plans to buy a home in the autumn of 2006...

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The Chew and Luc Family

The Chew and Luc Family

"Now we can stop looking for a place to live and start living."

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The Coy Family

The Coy Family

Watch the short video that Casey and Suzanne put together for the Community Frameworks "What is Home" video contest in the spring of 2013.

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The Garcia Family

The Garcia Family

Megan and David Garcia are talking excitedly about the house they just toured when a car pulls up to the curb next to them...

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The Harrell Family

The Harrell Family

As a payroll manager for the largest network of assisted living facilities in the nation, Melissa Harrell knows how to be smart with money...

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The Ishii Munoz-Howard Family

"One of the things I really love about Homestead is we are helping make this house affordable forever."

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The Juarez Family

"It was really tough having that thought that we can't afford a house, but when we found out about Homestead, everything changed." Listen to Darcy and Israel share what homeownership means to their family.

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The Katz-Ring Family

The Katz-Ring Family

Siobhan Ring, her partner Erin Katz, and their son Xavier are the proud owners of Homestead’s first resold home. When previous Homestead owners Johan . . .

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The Laing-Nail Family

The Laing-Nail Family

James Nail, a full-time machinist at JD Ott Company, was concerned about being able to afford a home for his family. He and his wife, Kasandra Laing, wanted to own a home ir order to provide stability for their children . . .

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The Licorish Family

The Licorish Family

As is true of all Homestead homeowners, Amanda Licorish’s presence in our community makes it better. As the Operations Manager for the Boys and Girls . . .

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The Sanghera-Walker Family

The Sanghera-Walker Family

When they moved into their new home on New Year’s Eve of 2011, Sukhi and Mary-Jayne popped open a bottle of wine that they had saved for a special occasion. And a special . . .

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The Sausner Family

The Sausner Family

For Sarah Sausner, the best part of owning her home is the chance to build community. "Some of the best moments of being a homeowner are when the kids . . .

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The Schiffer Family

The Schiffer Family

Arthur and Luzviminda (Luie) Schiffer become Homestead homeowners in 2011. “Homeownership, at an affordable price, has given us a chance to fulfill dreams . . .

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The Spitzenberger Family

The Spitzenberger Family

Paul and Noni Spitzenberger knew their one-bedroom apartment on Beacon Hill would soon be too small for raising their 18-month-old daughter Gwen. But even though Paul works two jobs, it never occurred to them that they could . . .

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The Tenagne-Tesema Family

The Tenagne-Tesema Family

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 . . .

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