New homeowner Jorjan Gerba with her children 7/9/2022
Habitat for Humanity Kerr County is pleased to announce the dedication and blessing ceremony of our 119th house located in the Maud Jennings development of Kerrville.
“Habitat for Humanity did more than provide a forever home for my family.
Habitat gave me an experience that I will carry with me. “A hand up not a handout,” is what we say and I couldn’t agree more. Every sweat equity hour, every class and every interaction with staff and volunteers prepared me for what home ownership really is. We now have a home we can call ours. With that comes a sense of security. I now have the tools that can be used for a lifetime. The amount of gratitude I have is indescribable. The amount of stability this will lead for my children is a blessing. So, thank you. Thank you to the selfless and dependable volunteers. Thank you to all the generous financial donors. And thank you Habitat for Humanity Kerr Country for the hand up.” – Jorjan Gerba.
The spirit of giving and forming relationships is an integral part of Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with families to help them realize the dream of homeownership. Homeownership helps build self-esteem and self-reliance along with restoring hope for a brighter future. Habitat helps families who would not otherwise qualify for residential home loans. Homeowners contribute to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments. The payments are lower than traditional mortgages because the houses are sold at cost with a 0% interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity screens homeowner applicants for need, ability to repay their loan and willingness to partner. In addition, homeowners must commit to invest their own labor into building their house and the houses of other partner families. The homeowners work alongside our dedicated volunteers to construct homes in the Maud Jennings neighborhood. This labor reduces the cost of the house, increases the pride of ownership and fosters the development of positive relationships among neighbors, volunteers, and the many community organizations that partner with Habitat for Humanity Kerr County.