West Orange Habitat For Humanity recognized four homeowners, two who have paid of their mortgage and two who are just beginning their homeowner journey.
Two homeowners were recognized for beginning their journey and two were honored for completing theirs at a Habitation Inspiration Celebration hosted by West Orange Habitat For Humanity on Thursday, July 26.
Elancie Louis-Fils and Kelly Arbogast and their families are Habitat’s two newest homeowners in Oakland. The two single mothers have put in the required sweat-equity hours and finished their financial-literacy classes and are ready to start a new life with their families in a new place.
Bob Tate, chairman of the Family Selection Committee, presented Bibles to Arbogast and Louis-Fils before they symbolically cut the ribbons to their hew houses.
Jackie Reynolds and David Cole have paid off their mortgages and participated in a ceremonial mortgage burning. Reynolds, who lives in Winter Garden, and Cole, whose home is in Oakland, were given personalized metal housewarming signs.