The seed for homeownership was planted early for LeAndra. Her grandma bought a home in St. Paul after moving from Selma, Alabama. It quickly became the family's home base. When LeAndra's grandma passed away, the family lost their home and their anchor was uprooted.
But LeAndra longed to plant those roots again. “I always knew that I wanted to own a home,” she says. “But how I was going to own a home—I really didn’t have that figured out yet." After hearing about Habitat, she decided to inquire about Habitat’s programs. Before she knew it, her application was accepted.
LeAndra started financial coaching, attended homeownership classes, and volunteered on her own home and others. When LeAndra received her keys, everything leading up to that moment was with her. The pain of losing her grandma’s home. The hard work of building a better life for her daughters. All in that key. Already, she’s growing roots deep in the community. Roots which will blossom in ways we can’t yet see.
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