Family Gets Key to New Home Built By Habitat For Humanity and Volunteers

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After 8 long months, the first home of the 13 home subdivision off of East Pinhook and Magnolia is finally complete and It is being dedicated to the Zenon family.

Rochelle Zenon, mother of five says “You put every sweat tear pain joy, everything into your own home.”

Zenon and her children will finally have a place to call their own after three long years of being a part of the program.They helped build their home from the bottom up, and also volunteered to work on other homes in Lafayette’s Habitat for Humanity program.

They helped build their home from the bottom up, and also volunteered to work on other homes in Lafayette’s Habitat for Humanity program.The corner house on East Pinhook, with a bright cranberry

The corner house on East Pinhook, with a bright cranberry door, is the first one to be move in ready in the Pocket Pinhook Neighborhood Homes.

Zenon tells KLFY, “you start from the very beginning and see the progress until the very end and most people don’t have that experience.”

The family put in over 400 hours of sweat equity.

“Joelle Boedreaux, the Voluntary Services Director at Habitat for Humanity says sweat equity is earned by working at the restore on the construction site, on other houses and own homes. She says these homeowners have been taking financial classes and home ownership classes.

Zenon closed on the house Wednesday.

The family got the keys at the home dedication held Thursday and had the house blessed in front of friends, family, and other volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity will have the homeowners entering a 20 to 30-year mortgage plan.

Boedreaux tells us the will be selling at their cost at a zero % interest mortgage.

Zenon says she cannot wait to move in. She’s already started taking care of her garden and says the outdoor porches are her favorite.

Zenon tells News 10, “just having the peace of mind and being in something that’s my own. its been a long time coming .”

This is a three bedroom and two bathroom home, other homes in this subdivision can have between two and four bedrooms. In just a few months another home from the project will be filling the lot next to the Zenon family.

“This is a blessing from god and im just so grateful to habitat for it,” Zenon says with a smile.

“it can take almost two years to finish the rest of the homes.” The second house will be dedicated to its new home owners at the end of June

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