Juwan Martin, single mother of 3, had been living in the same energy inefficient house for 10 years (on the left), and it was literally taking a toll on her health. She lived in an older home by the river with windows that didn’t seal properly, making it a breeding ground for allergy sufferers like she and her son.
“It was awful just trying to breathe. I woke up with a headache every day.” She had her doubts about affording a quality home, but those quickly vanished when she met our housing staff who told her within 6 months she could start the process of owning her own home.
Today, Juwan and her children have a beautiful new home in the Beallwood Heights community. They have gone from spending $400/month on utilities to around $150, a savings of $250!
Though they have only lived in their new home a few weeks, she has already noticed a huge difference in her family’s health. “When you don’t wake up with a headache, it’s truly a breath of fresh air,” she said. “The house is amazing. It’s a blessing.”