My friend thinks I should try for a habitat home.
I have 3 children. One is handicapped. Our 3 bedroom rental house costs more than half my income. I have a foreclosure 3 years ago, and a few credit card bills on my credit from 7 years ago, which makes me scared to even apply. Half my current income is SSI. I also receive food stamps.
My friend says habitat can help me because I am low income, single parent, and I need a home with a wheel chair ramp. Right now I have to leave her chair outside and carry her in. Also, my current place is very small. One of my kids has a 4’x6’ closet for a “bedroom”.
Do I evenly remotely have a shot at a habitat house? I want better for my kids…. I’m just scared that they will laugh me out the room if I go and try to apply.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:09 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Money & Work
You should apply! They will certianly not laugh at you. However one of the things that you are required to do is help build your house and others. It's the idea of giving back that drives the program. I worked with them as a teen. They are a great program, and I can't imagine that with your situation that you would be seen as someone that is undeserving. However if I were you I would spend a day or two doing some homework. Make sure the program is right for you!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by slw123 at 8:16 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by cherrera5 at 8:28 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
"And theres nothing to be embarressed about. You did'nt have to ask anonymously."
Thank you! I asked anon because sometimes a thread like this can get SO many negative responses and since I admit that my Daughter gets SSI and we get food stamps (oh yeah medicaid too!), I thought the "Cafe' Mom PA police" would come stomp on me just for being on PA.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:32 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by starrsun at 11:22 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by MamiJaAyla at 12:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
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