Christopher, Courtney and their six-year-old son, Christopher Jr., were living with Christopher’s parents and his sister. Six people living in one home made the house overcrowded and cramped. As Christopher Jr. grows up, Courtney and Christoper wanted more space to raise him along with more privacy. They applied to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County new homeowership program two years ago and they moved into their new home a week ago.
It took them more than a year and a half to complete the homeownership process. The sweat equity hours were the most difficult part because of Christopher’s work schedule. He currently works at Goodwill as a donation attendant but is looking for ways to advance his career.
“Without this program, we wouldn’t be able to own our own home,” Courtney said. “We’ve been trying and it’s just so expensive.”
When they picked out the lot where their future home would be, Courtney and Christopher began picking out furniture, décor and everything they would need to make their house a home. When it came time to move in, they were ready.
“It feels really wonderful,” Courtney said. “We never thought it would happen to us.”
They moved in June 30, 2018 and Courtney has already unpacked everything and moved in. She is the most excited to decorate their home and already has the artwork she wants framed and ready to be put up.
“We just threw a 4th of July party!” Courtney said. “We are excited to celebrate all of the holidays in our new home.”