Hometown Habitat News

Meet the Young’s

Sandra and Walter are lifelong residents of Florida and family has always been central to their lives. The Youngs have 3 children and 17 grandchildren!

After some personal hardships, Sandra and Walter needed to rely on their children for support and currently live with their daughter and her family. Because the home is not big enough for the family, they and her daughter’s family are now living in an overcrowded situation – Sandra and Walter are living out of boxes and their space is confined to one bedroom.

Walter currently works for a lawn care service and hopes to establish himself and Sandra to be able to retire with some stability for their family. The floorplan that we are currently building for The Young’s is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. The apartment sized homes were created for families looking for a starter home or for families just like Walter and Sandra – an older couple looking to find an affordable home that will be theirs forever, providing stability and the safety of home for a lifetime.

Sandra says she looks forward to cooking in their new kitchen and Walter has plans to plant a garden in the backyard. Sandra says her grandchildren “will come and visit just to eat my good cooking.” They love celebrating holidays with their family and are excited to have a place to invite friends and family over during the holiday season. “I would love to host Thanksgiving at our new home,” says Sandra.

One thing is guaranteed, Sandra and Walter’s home will be full to the brim with lots of love, family and friends, and good food to gather around.

It is because of community partners that we are able to build affordable homes for local families. AgeWave Solutions sponsored this build and awesome women from around Lake & Sumter Counties came out to build during our ‘Women Build’ event.

The Young’s will be closing on their home in November -just in time for the holidays!


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