Work on Habitat for Humanity Lake County’s 19th home, located in Clearlake, is under way, and the soon to be homeowners couldn’t be happier. The O’Keefe family had not dared to dream that owning a home would be possible in Lake County’s depressed economy, but the desire for a safe, stable, affordable place to raise their three children, ages Jordan, Judah, and Zoey, has always been foremost in their minds. When the opportunity to apply for Habitat’s Homeownership program arose, they decided to take a shot.
Says Joe, “There are so many in Lake County who cannot afford to buy a home. Habitat’s program is the chance of a lifetime and I’m super excited about this opportunity for my family.”
“We are blessed and lucky to have this chance,” adds Amber. “It’s amazing that such an opportunity exists for families in Lake County.”
Construction on house number 20 is expected to begin soon and your assistance is needed. In order to provide homeownership opportunities to low-income county residents, Habitat for Humanity Lake County relies on donations and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the build site and help provide this family and their children with a new home, or would like to volunteer in some other capacity, or if you are interested in providing lunches for the volunteers, please call the office at 707-994-1100 or come by our office at 16285 A Main Street in Lower Lake. Or if you have lived in Lake County for at least one year and are interested in the homeownership program, you are encouraged to contact the office for further information.