Deer Park’s latest Blitz Build came to a wonderful conclusion in June with a home dedication ceremony for two partner families. Each received the keys to their brand new homes in the Habitat For Humanity’s Hope Meadows development in Deer Park.
These Habitat homebuyers, Meer and Mahsumeh, will have an affordable mortgage of no more than 30% of their income because of the generous support of volunteers and donors.
“I’ve never had my own home before,” said Meer. “I’ve never been able to afford it, and I’m really looking forward to having my own home in a safe community.”
Mahsumeh is looking forward to having a quiet and safe place to raise her son. She is grateful her new affordable home will provide a foundation and stability where her son can grow and thrive. “These homes are built by love,” Mahsumeh said. “I so appreciate those who give—those who volunteer. It means a lot to us.”
Acceptance into the homeownership program is based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. Meer and Mahsumeh, like all Habitat homebuyers, were in need of a better place to live, both paying more than 30% of their income on substandard housing. Each partnered with Habitat to complete the 500 required hours of sweat equity, took home buyer readiness courses, and saved $4,000 toward closing costs. Moving into a Habitat home means they will achieve the stability and independence they need to focus on forward-thinking choices.
“A Habitat home is a building block for a better future for individuals and families who partner with us,” said Michelle Girardot, CEO for Habitat for Humanity-Spokane. “On dedication day, we get to celebrate the hard work our partner families have put into the program, while thanking the volunteers and donors who give generously in support of our mission.”
Since their founding in 1987, Habitat-Spokane has helped people living in poor conditions build or improve places to call home. Today, more than 314 families are experiencing stability that leads to better, affordable living conditions, improved health, stronger childhood development, better educational outcomes, and increased financial independence.
For more information about our homeownership program, please contact our Homeowner Services Department at
Habitat’s work is made possible thanks to its donors, supporters and thousands of volunteers who work alongside families to build or improve a place to call home. To see how you can get involved, visit habitat-spokane.org
Sponsorship for Blitz Build 2019 was generously provided by: Banner Bank, SRM Development, Washington Trust Bank, Travelers Insurance, Reliance, Umpqua Bank, Itron, and Central Pre-Mix.