Our future homeowners Kevin and Kathy are extremely excited as they begin making their dream of homeownership a reality. The couple spent many years traveling around the globe with Kevin’s job as a comedian and public speaker, often on cruise ships. At the time, homeownership didn’t seem like a possibility. Over the years, Kevin’s health deteriorated and made it more difficult to work or travel. As they settled down here in Wilmington, Kathy began working as a receptionist. Though they love their current apartment, there is a fear that rising rent will become beyond what they can afford with their fixed income. They knew they would never qualify for a mortgage, so they didn’t dare to dream of owning a home.
They discovered Cape Fear Habitat’s homeownership program while volunteering on a build site alongside their daughter as part of a Peace Corps volunteer day. They were able to meet a future homeowner who showered them with gratefulness and prayer, leaving them with tears of joy and hope. They were drawn to the stability and security that Habitat could provide.