Heather has a special connection with Habitat.  “On my keychain I have a little hammer that says Habitat for Humanity.  When my grandfather passed away last year, we found it in his house; he used to volunteer with Habitat. I’ve kept it on my keychain and felt like it was a sign, because that’s a small hammer to find in a big house.”

Heather built her new Habitat home on Prospect Avenue in Croydon. Like many families living and working in Bucks County, Heather just needed a little help to open the door to homeownership. “This experience is so amazing. I feel like all of this is just the answer to all the struggles that I never understood. I always felt defeated and worked so hard, but didn’t own anything and had to pay high rent.”

A Habitat Bucks home is a hand-up, not a hand-out. Heather earned the keys to her house by participating in homebuyer education programs and investing over 200 hours of sweat equity building alongside Habitat staff and community volunteers. She purchased her house with an affordable mortgage.