MENIFEE — Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley has been helping families achieve the dream of homeownership for over 28 years. Recently, the organization held its latest dedication to celebrate Sam and Nancy Coria’s new home.
The family of six are now the proud owners of a remodeled three-bedroom, two bath, 2-car garage home in a lovely kid-friendly neighborhood in Menifee. The Coria family is one of over 33 families that have participated in the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program.
Their home received substantial rehabilitation to ensure that it would provide a clean and safe place for the family to live.
The Coria’s signed up on a waiting list for a Habitat for Humanity home in 2017. They were thrilled to be a part of the renovations of their home and spent many “sweat equity” hours
working on their home, assisting at the ReStore, and helping another family on their home build in Lake Elsinore.
“We are so excited to be able to celebrate the dream of homeownership with the Coria family,’ said Tammy Marine, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. “They are a hard-working family who have worked diligently to get to this pivotal moment. Stabilizing families and helping them thrive is the cornerstone of our program. We are in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and one family at a time, we are elevating families, so they have a safe, affordable place to live. We need to do more of this!”
Attendees at the dedication event included Bill Zimmerman, Mayor of the City of Menifee who congratulated and welcomed the new residents into the community.
“We are so thankful that Habitat for Humanity of Inland Valley chose our city to showcase how we can create affordable housing for our residents,” Zimmerman said. “I am honored to welcome Sam and Nancy Catano and their children to Menifee. I look forward to watching them grow and thrive in our wonderful city.”
In addition to the homeownership program, Habitat for Humanity has a critical home repair program, a minor repair program and a neighborhood revitalization program. They also coordinate a playhouse build program, host financial wellness and educational programs, and operates three ReStores throughout the Temecula Valley Region.
For more information, visit www.habitativ.org.
Submitted by Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley