Welcome Home

Welcome home, Rosa!

“A house is just a building. I’ll make it a home for my family!”Rosa Fergoso, Habitat KC homeowner

Rosa Fergoso had given up on the search for a home for her family.
“My credit score was not good enough, and I could never make enough money or get approved for a down payment. I really gave up hope on owning a home because I just did not think I would ever be able to afford it.”
But, while accompanying her sister to a Habitat KC homeownership information session in 2019, a brief encounter with Habitat KC’s CEO, Pat Turner, turned her doubts about homeownership into a day that has changed her life.
“My sister found out that she did not qualify for the program, and the CEO turned to me and asked, ‘Do you want to apply to see if you qualify?’ I wasn’t planning on applying, but because she asked, I did, and I was accepted. This is honestly a miracle for me.”
Now, with the opportunity of an affordable mortgage, Rosa says she is confident that she can finally build a brighter future for herself and her children while living in a place that is stable and secure.

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