ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Another Rockford family can now say they're homeowners all thanks to a local organization.
The Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity has built another home. This time for the Garrett Family who will be moving into their new house in the eleven hundred block of Geneva Avenue, in a few days. The ceremony featured a home blessing, the opportunity for the Garrett’s to thank volunteers and sponsors, home tours, and the turning over of the keys. The organization has now helped roughly 130 families over a 27 year span.
“I love my ceiling fans. That's my favorite part, the ceiling fans and just seeing it being built from the ground up is so amazing. That's a once in a lifetime thing to see that,” says Shanica Garrett.
Habitat families are qualified and selected based on their need for simple, decent, and affordable housing, along with their ability to pay back zero-interest home loan, and their willingness to partner with the organization.