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The Power of Family Partners

Family Partners are a critical part of Habitat’s “hand up” philosophy.

Family partners mentor Habitat families on their journey towards homeownership.

They provide consistent, frequent contact with the home buyer family to prepare families to become strong, stable, and self-reliant homeowners.

They guide families in maintaining current and future financial obligations, support them in achieving sweat equity hours, provide their family with other community resources as needed, and present the keys to the partner family during their home dedication.[mk_image src=”https://habitattucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/screen-shot-2020-12-04-at-12.54.55-pm.png” image_size=”full” desc=”Family partner Adriana Saavedra (right) and her partner family, Ryhana Arvizu (left).”]

"You not only build your home, but your neighbors' homes, and in that you build community."

Family partner Adriana Saavedra recently celebrated the home dedication of her partner family, Ryhana Arvizu.

“One of the reasons why I love volunteering with Habitat is not only because of their commitment to affordable housing but it’s because they give people the tools necessary to completely the process,” says Adriana.

“You get financial literary courses, you learn how to save, but you also do sweat equity hours. So in that you not only build your home, but your neighbors’ homes, and in that you build community. And I think that’s one of the most beautiful parts of the process.”

Become a family partner!

By providing consistent, frequent contact with the homebuyer family, and assistance with preparing their budgets, Family Partners are a critical part of Habitat’s “hand up” philosophy.

[mk_image src=”https://habitattucson.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/familypartner_habitattucson-scaled.jpg” image_size=”full” desc=”Family partner at a Habitat Tucson home dedication”]Due to COVID-19 this opportunity is also being offered as a virtual volunteer opportunity. Contact us to learn more.

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