Home Dedication 2018

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - This year is Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's 30th anniversary. The nonprofit will build or rehab eight homes in 2018.

First-time homeowner Arielle Robinson standing on her front porch. She is next to two Therma-Tru volunteers who helped renovate the home with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Tuesday Habitat for Humanity and Therma-Tru dedicated their first home of the year to first-time homeowner Arielle Robinson.

Robinson is a working single mother of two boys.

"For my family it just means a lot, like I'm one of the first women of many generations to own a house and graduate college," said Robinson.

Robinson was accepted to Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership program in August 2017.

"Affordable housing is out of reach for a lot of families and with our zero interest mortgage plan and with our Homeownership program, we do make it affordable," said Michael McIntyre, Executive Director Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.

The nonprofit's website describes the program like this:
"Habitat for Humanity provides a pathway to fulfill your dreams of owning your own home. Through our education program focused on financial management and home maintenance, you will learn how to take on the responsibilities of homeownership. And by working to build and rehab your own home (as well as others’), you will learn how to maintain and care for your home."