In 2022 we helped four families during our Spring and Fall builds. While each has their own unique story and journey to home ownership, they all are thrilled to be new home owners.  Click read more to view the stories of the Sweet, Tate, Wilford and Tiell families.

The Tate Family

Zowie is a life- long resident of Findlay having been born and raised here.

Zowie has been a hairstylist in Findlay for about 10 years. Her hard work and perseverance allowed her to obtain her cosmetology license while she was still in high school. That is certainly an accomplishment to be proud of.

Zowie’s other proud moment comes from being Mom to her daughter Calliope. Calliope will be 3 years old in June and is described by her Mom as a high energy, fun and all around happy kid. Calliope’s favorite color is red, and she has already planned to have some red walls in her new bedroom.

All Zowie has ever dreamed of is having her own house to call home. After Calliope was born that dream became more of a priority, but also seemed harder to achieve since so much of Zowie’s income is tips. The expensive apartment they are currently in coupled with a growing toddler made the need for safe spaces for Calliope to grow and play a priority.

A conversation with a close friend who shared her Habitat experience started the Tate’s family journey with Habitat. After completing the financial education courses with the Habitat Financial Opportunity Center, and meeting the eligibility requirements, she was approved!

Zowie and Calliope are so very grateful to all the volunteers and donors they have met along the way and throughout this process. They cannot wait to start their future in their new forever home.