Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando acquired this single-family home through the FHA First Look program and spent more than $47,000 in rehab. It is now home for a single mom with a disabled son, who also happens to be a cancer survivor. The family moved from subsidized housing, and the mother is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher.
The home, built in 2001, had been vacant for several years and was in poor condition. Habitat for Humanity replaced the HVAC system, cabinets, flooring, exterior and interior doors and trim, bath room and kitchen plumbing fixtures and appliances, windows, and electrical fixtures. They also repaired the drywall throughout, applied fresh paint inside and out, and installed a new garage door and alarm system.
This home is on a desirable cul-de-sac lot, and is located in a community where Habitat for Humanity has rehabilitated four other homes. It’s also near schools, shopping and bus lines. This home allows the family to own their home and offers them a fresh start for their future.