A Jefferson City Mom And Her Two Sons Get Their Own Home
JEFFERSON CITY - Aisha Stapleton and her two sons now have their own house, thanks to River City Habitat for Humanity.
Tuesday, the organization dedicated a rehabilitated home on Cherry Street in Jefferson City after an Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
"The families we partner with very often have full-time jobs where they drive a city bus or work in the prison or work at a store locally, but they can afford or can't get traditional financing to purchase a home," Executive Director of River City Habitat for Humanity Kelly Smith said.
Stapleton purchased the home from Habitat Tuesday and will pay on a 25 year interest-free loan.
"You are working 40-hour weeks and you are doing the best you canto bring home an income for your family," said Smith. "This is gonna give them that hand-up to be a home owner and also bring down their monthly expenses a little bit."
Smith said the non-profit organization receives funds from churches, individuals, businesses, home owner payments and more to help provide housing for low-income families.
Smith said she hopes to help eight families by the end of the year.