Home for Christmas

December 30, 2016

This year being "home for Christmas" had an extra special meaning for Angel, Dalila and their four children.


Surrounded by two teams of students from the Career Pathways Institute, teacher Brett Forsman handed Angel and Dalila the keys to their new home.



"They built a house and they are proud of it."


Beginning in August, the Career Pathways Institute students started pouring the foundation of Grand Island Area Habitat's 88th home. The two classes spent the semester learning valuable skills for their future and leaving a lasting impact on their community. "They built a house and they are proud of it." said Forsman.



The Ixtabalans also dedicated themselves to building. They surpassed their 500 hours of sweat equity. They attended 21 homeowner and personal finance classes and are ready for home ownership. They will pay an affordable no-interest mortgage. 



Their dream was to be in their home by Christmas. With hard work, determination, the support students from Career Pathways Institute, and Habitat for Humanity--Angel, Dalila and their four children had their dream of owning their own home come true.




Dedication Photos:

by Travis Enck of TE Productions