Meet Our Families

Meet some of the Central Oklahoma Habitat families who have worked hard toward homeownership.

Elizabeth H.

Homeowner #971 - Elizabeth is the mother of four children and is a licensed practical nurse who works with the elderly.

To this family, a home “means everyone having a space to enjoy activities (indoor/outdoor) and also a personal quiet space when needed”.

Tonya T.

Homeowner #970 - Tonya is employed as a cook for a local organization that provides services for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. She has two sons, the oldest has Autism.

Her new home will allow the three of them to flourish in a positive, more stable environment.

Thang M. and Niang S.

Homeowner #969 - Thang is a machine operator and Niang works full time as a Mom.

After being cramped in a two-bedroom apartment, they are happy to have a new home with space for their family.

Matthew and Stephanie C.

Homeowner #968 - Matthew, Stephanie and their three children have been living in an unsafe environment that had multiple safety issues – not the least of which was mold.

They are thrilled to now have a home that is safe, affordable, and will provide their family a brighter future.

Ariel B.

Homeowner #967 - Ariel will tell you that her life hit “bottom” when she was 25. It was then that she made the decision to turn her life around.

Now she stays involved with the programs that helped her and makes “an effort to mentor and be there for the women that are going through what I went through.” She now has a new home where she can offer safety and stability to her son. Together they can build a future with wonderful family memories.

Jaime and Juana G.

Homeowner #966 - Jaime and Juana are from Mexico.

They are excited to have a home with more space where their children can grow up.

Kam M. and Huai N.

Homeowner #965 - Kam and Huai came from Malaysia to live in the United States. They are excited to have a house in a safe neighborhood where they can raise their daughters and son.

They say “Our Habitat home will help us to be where we need to be as a family.”

Sussy B.

Homeowner #964 - Sussy has worked in the Oklahoma Public School system since 2006.

She looks forward to raising her daughter in their own home in a safe neighborhood with good schools.

Francisco L. and Anayeli R.

Homeowner #963 - Francisco and Anayeli came to the United States from Mexico. Francisco is a machine operator for an oilfield support company and Anayeli is a stay-at-home Mom.

They are excited at the opportunity of providing a better future for their family that owning their own home gives them.

Nereyda M.

Homeowner #962 - Nereyda and her children have been renting for a long time. Her dream was to have a stable environment where her family could feel safe.

Nereyda is a project manager with the Oklahoma Housing Authority so it seems fitting that she now has a new home to call her own.

Tania Perez B.

Homeowner #961 - Due to unexpected life circumstances, Tania has become the head of her extended family.

She says her new Habitat home “will be a place of happiness and security. Not only for my family, but for friends. Without a doubt, a huge gift from God.”

Van U. and Khun D.

Homeowner #960 - Van and Khun are from Mayanmar. Shortly after they were married, Van came to the United State. It took another three years before Khun was able to join him and they eventually became U.S. citizens.

They now have three children. They needed a safe area with good schools where they could raise their family. Van thanks God, the U.S.A. and Habitat for making his dreams come true.

Ernest M.

Homeowner #959 -
Ernest says after a life with “many mistakes and missed opportunities”, he finally feels like he is on the right track.

His new Habitat home will give him greater stability and confidence as he continues his positive journey forward.

Jeffrey and Flor E.

Homeowner #958 - Jeffrey and Flor lived in a small mobile home before getting their Habitat home.

They now have a home with space for their family to grow in a safe neighborhood and their young son has his own back yard to play in.

Lal C. and Ngun B.

Homeowner #957 - Lal and Ngun left Burma to build a new life for themselves and their family.

After living in a cramped apartment, they are very excited to have their own home where they can raise their children.

Desire and Chanceline F.

Homeowner #956 - This couple came from Cameroon to make Oklahoma City their home. Chanceline served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Both Desire and Chanceline work in the medical profession.

Their goal was “to find a bigger place that’s safe for our kids and where they can concentrate on their education.”

Robert and Anika M.

Homeowner #955 - Robert and Anika have two boys. They are grateful for the opportunities their new Habitat home offers their family.

He says “We are all going to need help throughout life no matter what it is. Providing a helping hand in the community is a great service.” Robert set two goals for himself: marry Anika and own his own home before the age of 30. He sees these accomplishments as “honestly amazing”.

Tristan and Heather G.

Homeowner #954 - Tristan and Heather say their new Habitat home “will provide stability for our family and a safe place for our children to grow and play in their own backyard!”

They thank Habitat for this opportunity of affordable home ownership.

Ruben and Trinidad T.

Homeowner #953 - Ruben and Trinidad have always lived in mobile homes. They say that was okay until their youngest daughter was born with a chromosome disorder that led to Down Syndrome. As she gets older, it gets harder to take care of her in such a small space.

Their son is in college and they have another daughter who will be ready for college soon. Their new Habitat home means they “won’t have to worry about high payments, so they can help their kids with college”. They say, “It is our family’s dream come true. This home will ensure a better future for the whole family.”

Geraldin and Martine N.

Homeowner #952 - Geraldin and Martine have lived in a one bedroom apartment for the last two years with their two daughters.

They say “We need more room and a secure future for our family which Habitat is providing for us.”

Erica C.

Homeowner #951 - Erica is a single Mom who has tried to teach her children that a good life is measured by time, and how well it is spent, rather than by what we possess. She says “Showing them the house plans, with each finally getting their own room, was such a reward for all the times she has had to say “No” to them.”

It was a blessing that Erica never thought she would be able to give them. She is “overwhelmingly grateful” thinking of all the experiences she will be able to create that she feels would never have been possible without a home.

Amber S.

Homeowner #950 - Amber and her four children were in the midst of mourning the loss of two very important men in their lives when she got the news that she had been approved for a new home. She had so many emotions, but felt “being able to own our new home is the best thing that I could have imagined”.

Amber said “This is our opportunity to start over fresh. We now have a future to look forward to because of Habitat for Humanity and feel we will never be able to thank you enough.”

Reynaldo and Elisa G.

Homeowner #949 - Reynaldo is a welder and Elisa is a stay-at-home Mom.

They are happy to have a new home and thank Habitat for the opportunity that was given to them.

Abraham L. and Yesenia C.

Homeowner #948 - Abraham and Yesenia have two small children and are happy to move from their cramped two bedroom rental home to their new Habitat home.

They are grateful for the opportunity given to them for the chance of home ownership.

Vial C. and Dim C.

Homeowner #947 - Vial, Dim and their four children moved to their new home from a two-bedroom apartment they had lived in since 2016.

This family wants to thank Habitat for helping them fulfill their dream of becoming home owners in a safe community.

William and Loraine C.

Homeowner #946 - William and Loraine felt paying rent every month contributed nothing to their future. Their new home gives them many things: a safe neighborhood, their own fenced yard, a community where they can make friends, but mostly the opportunity of working towards owning their own house.

Loraine dreams of growing vegetables in her garden and William looks forward to having room in his garage to have a workshop.

Biak C. and Leng Z.

Homeowner #945 - Biak and Leng seized the opportunity of having more room and the possibility of a secure future for themselves and their three children.

They “thank Habitat for making this home ownership a reality”.

Myint T. and Daw M.

Homeowner #944 - Myint is a Machine Operator and Daw is a Stay-at-home Mom taking care of their 3 children.

This couple states “We are forever thankful for Habitat and the opportunity of owning our first home.”

Lang K. and Niang C.

Homeowner #943 - This couple needed room for their young ones to grow.

Lang and Niang are excited to have their own home with a backyard and thank Habitat for the opportunity they were given.

Zeenat T.

Homeowner #942 - Zeenat was denied for the Habitat program twice, but she persevered and the third time she was accepted.

She said “I am so glad. I can’t express my feelings to imagine being a homeowner”.

Mario and Dulce T.

Homeowner #941 - Mario and Dulce have known each other since he was nine and she was seven. After a four year engagement, they were married in Mexico in January, 2017. Four months later, Mario finally received his green card after years of waiting and they moved to Oklahoma.

Their new home gives them “the opportunity to start our own loving home without the burden of having to make huge payments each month”. Dulce says “we are thankful for this great opportunity that has been given to us from Habitat”.

Kristen F.

Homeowner #940 - Kristen says “This is the best thing that has ever happened in my life!” Her home gives her “security, safety, and most of all, happiness and contentment”.

She thanks all the volunteers who offered their time to a total stranger and adds “this is a dream come true for me and I feel so blessed by this experience”.

Claressa B.

Homeowner #939 - Claressa’s daughter has lived her entire life in an apartment. Now she has her own yard to play in without her Mother having to worry about her safety.

Claressa says “Habitat has blessed my family with a home when I thought home ownership was impossible. Thank You Habitat!”

Cin P. and Nuam C.

Homeowner #938 - This family is very excited about their new Habitat home. Cin and Nuam “look forward to having a yard for our children to play in and living in a great family community”.

They “thank Habitat for giving us the opportunity to become homeowners”.

Miguel N. and Jessica H.

Homeowner #937 - Miguel and Jessica say “We are honored to have been chosen to become home owners through this program. We would like to become small business owners and we think this is the beginning of a brighter and better future.”

They add “Habitat has given us hope and helped us believe that all things are possible if you trust in God and pursue your dreams and goals in life. Thank you Habitat!”

Pau T. and Dim H.

Homeowner #936 - Pau and Dim needed more room and a home that was safe and could provide their family a secure future.

They say, “We want to thank Habitat for making this home homeownership opportunity a reality!”

Jeannie R.

Homeowner #935 - Jeannie was born in Japan and has lived in many different places, but calls the Oklahoma City area “home”.

She wants to work with foster children and having her own home will allow her to meet this goal.

Tha D. and Nay P.

Homeowner #934 - After living in a two bedroom, one bath, rental home this family of seven is very thankful to be new homeowners.

They say they look forward to “living in a great family community”.

Tam W. and Paw S.

Homeowner #933 - Tam and Paw are very excited about their new home.

They say “We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to become a Habitat homeowner. We look forward to living in a great community with a yard where our children can play safely!”

Jose P.

Homeowner #932 - Jose is a single Dad with two kids.

After living in an overcrowded apartment, they are grateful for their new Habitat home.

Khup B. and Zam N.

Homeowner #931 - Khup and Zam came to the United States as refugees from Burma. Their joy is in having a safe place for their son to play outside in his own back yard.

The family says “We have been blessed with this opportunity through Habitat to become home owners. Thank you Habitat for fulfilling our dream!”

Ali A. and Marya A.

Homeowner #930 - Ali and Marya are very grateful to have their own yard for their daughter to grow up and play.

They say their new home “means so much to our family. Thank you, Habitat!”.

Ah L. and Ni Ni T.

Homeowner #929 - Ah and Ni Ni are very excited to be leaving their cramped 2 bedroom apartment for their new Habitat home.

They “look forward to living in a great community with a yard to garden and a yard for the children to play safely!”

Nang L. and Cing H.

Homeowner #928 - Nang and Cing welcomed their newest daughter to the family on Memorial Day and moved into their new home three days later.

They are happy to have a backyard where their children can grow and play in a safe place.

Gerardo and Rosalva O.

Homeowner #927 - Gerardo, Rosalva and their daughters were renting a house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath when they applied to Habitat for their home.

They say, “We are grateful to get this opportunity to be home owners for our family.”

Brenda and Christopher R.

Homeowner #926 - Brenda, Christopher and their four children know that life is uncertain. They found strength together when Christopher was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September, 2016, with a poor prospect for recovery. They decided they weren’t ready to accept this outcome without a fight. He had extensive surgery in March, 2017, to remove all the tumors.

They know they may have to fight this battle again, but today he is cancer free. Their new Habitat home allows them to “celebrate by finally moving on to a new chapter and bringing in nothing but good vibes”. They can build new joyful memories and have a fresh start. Brenda said “This will be our first home and I would love for us to grow old in it and watch our grandkids play outside. Thank you so much Habitat for Humanity, for approving my family. Also, adding another blessing to our lives and bringing happiness once again.”

Maria F.

Homeowner #925 - Maria is a single Mom to four children. Their rental home was unsafe and overcrowded.

This family thanks Habitat for giving them the opportunity of home ownership.

Kenna D.

Homeowner #924 - Kenna and her son were excited to get a Habitat home. They were living in an unsafe area with increasing crime and paying high rent.

Kenna says, “I feel very blessed to be a Habitat homeowner. I look forward to living in a great community and having a yard to garden in!”

Julio and Inalvis K.

Homeowner #923 - Julio and Inalvis have been married for more than 35 years. In 2006 they started the process for approval to leave Cuba and in 2014 they were welcomed to the United States and began their new life.

They wrote, “First of all, I wish that God will bless you and make you prosper in everything you undertake, and give you great health so you can continue the beautiful work of helping people in need like us.”

Hang T. and Niang H.

Homeowner #922 - Hang and Niang came from Burma to Oklahoma City in 2011 and say “We are happy and enjoy learning and living with others in such a beautiful country”.

“We are grateful to those who helped us to have a beautiful and peaceful Habitat home. Thank you!”

Dozie and Evelyn O.

Homeowner #921 - To Dozie and Evelyn, their house is the result of “trusting in God” and brings great joy to their family.

They say, “A settled home in a good safe environment helps the family plan for the future. This has made our dream and prayers come true. May God bless all!”