Amanda, a single mother of 3, will be the proud new owner of a 4-bedroom, 1.5 bath home built by Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri (HFHS). The new home was built in Legacy Trails, the organization’s neighborhood in north Springfield. A dedication ceremony for Amanda and her family will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at 3670 N. Faith Way, Springfield, MO 65803.
“Habitat for Humanity provides an opportunity for families to have an affordable place to live,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS. “We’re so proud of Amanda for committing to Habitat’s homebuying program and for being the owner of this new home built by our wonderful volunteers and Amanda herself!”
Amanda applied for HFHS’s homebuying program in July 2018 to give her children the opportunity to thrive. “I’ve been a single mom for the majority of my children’s lives and have worked three jobs at a time to make ends meet. I could only afford to survive with the amounts I paid in rent and utilities,” said Amanda. “Having the opportunity to own a home means the world to me.”
The new 4-bedroom home was supported by T-Mobile volunteers and sponsored by Lige & Juanita Perryman and their family, the Hulston Family Foundation, State Farm, Carson-Mitchell Engineers, Greater Springfield Board of Realtors, Obelisk Home, the Vencil J. Bixler and Frances B. Bixler Charitable Foundation, UMB Bank, Lucky’s Market, Great Southern Bank, the Price Cutter Charity Championship, Conco Companies, and numerous individual donors.
Amanda will purchase her new HFHS home with a 0% interest (0% APR) mortgage. In addition to purchasing the home, Amanda completed 250 hours of sweat-equity and the required Tools for Life homeowner education course.