Stacy is a mother to three sons and guardian to her teenage niece. She and her family rent a house that is unaffordable, in need of repairs, and does not accommodate her son Quamir, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. Among many barriers, the house doesn’t have a ramp – forcing the family to carry Quamir up and down the front steps.
When we asked Stacy what excites her most about becoming a homeowner, she shared, “It will belong to our family. Any adjustments to accommodate [Quamir] will be permanent and we won’t have to dismantle or take it down,”
After starting the journey to find a sustainable place to call home, she was approved in October to buy a Habitat home currently being built in Alexandria, Virginia. In the spring, she and her family will move into their four-bedroom home with a ramp, a stairlift, and many more features to fully support Quamir.