Category: Habitat Family Stories

Reflecting on a Year Full of Memories for Local Families

As 2022 draws to a close, it’s heartwarming to reflect on the impact Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg made over the last year…


First-Time Habitat Homeowner Thrilled “This is Really Happening”

Her Pinterest board is full. So is her heart. Corrine can’t wait to decorate her new home in Newport News. She’s excited to celebrate her…


Army Veteran Grateful to Buy Habitat House That Will Bring Stability to Her Family

Sierra epitomizes hard work. She joined the Army National Guard at age 20, a transformative opportunity that instilled discipline, time management and communication skills in…


Habitat Home Will Finally Bring Family of Five Together Under One Roof

Tanika is already dreaming about Christmas . . . 2023. That’s when her family will have a real tree to decorate, and she and her…


Family Grappling with Loss Finds New Hope in Buying Habitat House That Small Business Built

Garcia knew his family needed to move. They live in a dilapidated, termite-infested home in Charles City, a house that belongs to his mother-in-law. It’s…


Family’s Walk with Faith Leads to a Habitat Home of Their Own

For years, Shakia and Tony have looked to buy a home for their family of five, a search that became dire after their last move…


Habitat Homeownership: “It is a dream come true.”

On many days, CorDaysia wanted to give up. Home ownership seemed out of reach, impossible for a single mother of three after a series of…


Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, First Baptist Church of Hampton Dedicate Home to Family of Seven

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg and First Baptist Church of Hampton dedicated a Habitat house to a family of seven on Oct. 1,…


Scott Family of Seven with their New Home

Groundbreaking for Habitat Home in Newport News Celebrates a Legacy

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg broke ground on a new home and celebrated the legacy of its newest building partner on a gloriously…


Mother of Four Delighted to Become a First-Time Homeowner

Alexis finally has what she worked years toward. A home of her own. The Newport News resident moved into the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home she purchased…



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