After a few finishing touches, this home is being purchased by Marquita Anderson, a mother of three children, who currently works two jobs as a CVS shift supervisor and a daycare provider at Rochester Childfirst Network. She's also pursuing a teaching degree at SUNY Brockport, and completing her sweat equity hours through our financial education classes and helping build on the construction site. Needless to say, Marquita is an incredibly dedicated and hard-working Mother, who is proud to be giving her kids a safe and stable home to build their future on.
We partnered with Home Leasing Construction on the building of this home, and we couldn't have done it without them. While our volunteers did a few parts, Home Leasing provided supervision and professional builders to complete the vast majority of the home, donating a large percentage of their time and building costs. This unique and generous partnership with Home Leasing has allowed us to have an additional home be built, while keeping our staff and volunteers busy on other houses. We are thankful to Home Leasing for their generosity and their partnership!
Nelson Leenhouts, Chairman & CEO, shared that "Home Leasing is proud to collaborate with Flower City Habitat. Our company's mission is to improve the lives of our residents and to be part of community development efforts that strengthen families. Together, through this partnership, we are given the opportunity to create homeowners which will directly improve the neighborhood."
Throughout today's dedication, we were blessed to have two other Habitat Homeowners join us that live less than a block away. They were excited to welcome Marquita and her family to the neighborhood, and let them know that they are all there for each other in JOSANA.
Flower City Habitat is proud to have now built and sold over 80 houses within a half mile of School 17, the hub of the JOSANA Neighborhood. With new homes, strong families, and other community partners, we have seen a dramatic renewal in the neighborhood.
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