NAHB Highlights How Homes are Changing Lives

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB continues its cross-country trip to connect with families who live in the homes our members build. This year-long campaign, The Drive Home, has already discovered several inspirational stories highlighting the tremendous impact of homeownership.

After initial stops in Tampa, Fla. and Bozeman, Mont., The Drive Home traveled to Greenville, S.C., Denver and Seattle to meet with more of these families and hear about how they found their dream homes.

In Seattle:

First-generation Americans Aswani Somuri and Ramya Gogineni shared how NAHB members Harbour Homes and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage helped them become home owners.

“This house was the perfect space. We wanted a good community where we could raise our kids,” explains Ramya. Just as important, when both sets of their parents visit from India, they have a comfortable space for their extended stay.

“The precious moments that you take all through your life — that’s what home is,” says Aswani.

In Denver:

Single mom Angela Verna and her young daughter found a way out of homelessness and into their own home with the help of HomeAid Colorado and NAHB member Thrive Home Builders.

“It was really incredible. People who didn’t even know us or our situation cared so much to make it like a homecoming for us,” Angela recalls as they were finally able to leave the homeless shelter and move into their very own home. “I could see the light at the end of the tunnel…It just means everything to me as a parent.”

Hear their stories and others throughout the year at drivehome.org.

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