Meet John and Johanna – the 58th family to receive a Habitat for Humanity home in Victoria.
On Friday 19 May Habitat for Humanity Victoria handed over their most recent new home to Chris and Jacqui and their two boys Mason, 5 and Saxon, 2.
The bank manager laughed when Christopher Curry and his partner Jacqui Kirby applied for a home loan. Based on what Christopher earned they had no hope, he said.
Tanya never thought that she would own a home of her own. A mother of two, she had moved from Sydney to the Illawarra region, following the death of her partner. Tanya had also lost her home during the Christmas Day bushfires in 2001.
In South Australia, we continue to assist families who lost their homes and suffered property damage in the Pinery fire in November last year.
Habitat Victoria has started to build another house at Prospect Rise, Yea using an innovative “core construction method”. In this unique method, the homes wet areas (bathroom, toilet, laundry and kitchen) are built offsite in a factory and then transported to the construction site.
This article originally appeared in the Junee Southern Cross 9 April 2015.
Habitat for Humanity NSW celebrated the completion of another home with a handover ceremony in Junee on the 27th March.
When Warragul mother of four Donna heard she had been accepted to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build and own her own home, she cried tears of joy for a week.
This article originally appeared in The Australian on the 1/19/2015.