*If you are planning to attend, please park at Veritas Christian School on the east side of Michigan Street across from the townhome complex.
Jennifer Coffman first became involved with Habitat in Hawaii many years ago and says she fell in love with the program. “We are so excited to be a 2018 family and have found everyone at Lawrence Habitat to be so inviting and wonderfully kind,” she says.
Jennifer says that owning their own home has always been the family’s biggest dream, and that dream is now coming true with Habitat. “Mariah and I are so grateful, excited, and proud to have been chosen as a Habitat family and for our homeownership journey to begin after so many years,” she says. “The tides are changing in our lives, and we are ready to set sail!” Click here for more photos from the Coffman/Ivie ceremony.
Dedication on Saturday, January 20th, 2o17.
Andy and Larissa are very excited at the opportunity to become Habitat homeowners, allowing them an affordable chance for housing and raising their growing family, as well as the ability to have an all-electric house with the potential for being solar powered one day.
Andy works professionally full-time in Topeka and spends plenty of his free time working with other local non-profit service organizations, in addition to volunteering on boards and committees. Larissa manages their household and is very involved with the children’s education and extracurricular activities. Their older children are enrolled in a virtual public school, and Larissa is their “Learning Coach” during the school year.
Andy and Larissa recently began to feel the need to move from their small, older duplex rental into a newer house, but discovered they could not afford to rent or buy a larger house in the Lawrence area. “I love Lawrence,” Andy said. “The thought of having to leave it because we couldn’t find affordable housing was really upsetting.” Andy also shared that he and his family are interested in the Lawrence community, and according to Andy, Lawrence is “the best place to live and raise kids in Kansas.” Click here for more photos from the Brown family dedication ceremony.
Dedication on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.
Meet Rebecca Esparza, a mother of five. Rebecca has experienced a long and winding road in becoming a Habitat homeowner. She moved to Lawrence with her family almost eight years ago, and overcame a number of hurdles in life and periods of homelessness, eventually becoming a non-traditional student at KU, a Family Promise graduate, and recently earning a Master’s degree. Click here to read more about Rebecca and her family.
Dedication on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.
Dedication on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.
Dedication on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.