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"Home is everything to us"

the ford family's story

About the Ford Family

Allen and Mandy Ford (MacKenzie, Kaitlyn and Kimberly) applied to the Habitat homeownership program in the Spring of 2022 with a desire to build a safer, more secure future for their daughters. The family currently rents a small, mobile home that is in need of extensive repairs.  

 Allen, who works long hours as a manager with a local landscaping company, said he wants to provide a safe home for his family where they can grow better and stronger together. Mandy, who experienced homelessness as a child, says she wants to give her daughters a life where that is never a worry they have.  

When asked what they are looking forward to most about their new home, Mackenzie, the oldest daughter, quickly blurted out “My own room!” Smiling, Allen and Mandy said they are looking forward to family cookouts, making new holiday traditions, and never having to worry about not having a safe place to call home.