Family Stories

Marie, Jean, Edwin, and Shania

Since moving to the United States from Haiti in 2003, Marie, mother of three, has always dreamed of home ownership. In fact, she first ... continue reading

LaShawn’te, Victoria, Isaac Amir, and Isabella

LaShawn’te, a mother of four, has worked in early childhood education for 25 years. Her passion for working with children began in college when ... continue reading

Johntrice, Promise, and Rylain

Special needs teacher, Johntrice, her 8-year-old daughter, Promise, and her 2-year-old son, Rylain, will be moving into a Rehabbed Habitat home in early 2023! ... continue reading

Habitat Home Purchase Allows a Major Career Change

On the first of July, 2022, Habitat homeowner Renee dropped into Manatee Habitat’s offices for a momentous occasion: to pick up her Satisfaction of ... continue reading

A Habitat Home Offers Hometown Heroes Relief from the Anxiety of Today’s Rental Market

Janira and Wilfredo have been on a real estate roller coaster for the past few years. They thought they were settled into a good ... continue reading

The Padro Family

Manatee Habitat is happy to introduce you to our newest family entering the Home Buyer Program, The Padro Family. Carmen, Melquisedec 15, Nayely 13, ... continue reading

The Hernandez-Cooper Family

Mark met Belkin through mutual friends in 2018 and were able to communicate through Google translate on their phones. They fell in love and ... continue reading

The Sittig Family

The Sittig family is Jasmine, her daughter Ari’yanna and son Ja’sai. Jasmine has worked in the medical field as a admission coordinator for Operation ... continue reading


Celeste McDuffie was one of our first families to own a home in our Hope Landing community and shared with us how becoming a ... continue reading