Saturday, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity welcomed home a second Mooresville resident in one week, Luz Arango.
Arango, 58, immigrated from Colombia seven years ago to escape dangerous conditions and to be close to family already living in the U.S. She works full time as a packer at Pactiv but has struggled to find affordable housing, paying more than 70 percent of her monthly income in rent and utilities.
“It felt like my past rent was choking me,” Arango said. “With an affordable mortgage I’ll be able to breathe a little and feel like I can relax.”
Arango contributed 400 sweat equity hours and attended home ownership classes to receive the key to her new home.
Arrango’s home was sponsored and built by Our Towns Habitat Women Build with additional sponsorship support from Duke Energy, Bank of America, Lowe’s and People’s Bank.
This was the 10th Our Towns Habitat Women Build home dedicated. Women Build empowers women to proactively serve their communities, working together to build strength, stability and self-reliance, through affordable housing.
Contact: Erin McCloskey