Russ Hayes, CEO of Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, said the three homes complete the fourth phase Habitat has constructed in the Villages of Park Creek neighborhood.
“The original developer had abandoned the subdivision, completing homes on less than one-third of the available home sites and leaving a defunct homeowners association and nearly 50 weed-strewn lots,” Hayes said. “Habitat-North Central Georgia is working to revitalize the neighborhood and provide affordable homes to deserving families in north Fulton and Cherokee County.”
The couple, who came to the U.S. from Mexico almost 15 years ago, have two children, ages 12 and 7, and another on the way.
Jacinto has worked at a local wholesale foods store for seven years. Their home is sponsored by the UPS Foundation, that will not only be providing the funds to build the home but also the volunteer labor.
The family partner for the second home is Adel Chase, who works for a clinical research company and is a single mother of three children ages 6, 3 and 1.
“This home will have a very positive effect on my family’s future, providing us with financial security and stability,” Chase said at the ceremony.
The Chase home is being sponsored by multiple businesses including; Bank of North Georgia, Generation Mortgage Company, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC, Wells Fargo, MetLife, and Santi and Associates, PC.
The third home is being built in partnership with the Shattles family. Steven and Cori will share the home with their 4-year-old and 18-month-old.
In the last year and a half, the Shattles’ youngest son was hospitalized for over a month after facing serious medical issues during birth, The family’s medical expenses forced them to change homes several times to be able to make ends meet.
“This will be the first day of our future,” Steven Shattles said. “This home will give our children the stability that they deserve.”
The Shattles home is being sponsored by the Schneider Electric Foundation, Travelers, Enercon, Cherokee Association of Realtors, and the family and friends of Jim Wallace, Jr.