Bank of America, Publix Supermarket Charities, and Wells Fargo Builds House

  • March 5, 2024

    Bank Of America 3.5.24
  • Vera
  • July 3, 2024


About the House

TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath

STYLE: two story townhome

HOUSE SIZE: 1,672 square feet

LOCATION: Lot 24, Glenn Bridge in Arden

CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

STATUS: wall framing underway

Meet the Homeowners

“Owning a home would allow me and my wife to fulfill the vision we had when we first came to NC, for our next generation to have a better life.”

~ from Nikolay & Vera’s application letter

In 1999, Nikolay and Vera emigrated from Ukraine to the US where they settled in Asheville. Their primary goal in coming to the US was to give the next generation access to opportunities that they lacked in their youth. When they first arrived, the rent in Asheville was reasonable, and for decades, they made the best of their housing situation.

That all changed when Asheville became a hot spot for investors to transition traditional apartments into short term rentals. This growing uncertainty around Asheville’s rental market, is what led the family to Habitat. Buying a Habitat home will give Nikolay and Vera a permanent home to age in place, and a safe environment for their daughter and granddaughter to create lasting memories.

By partnering with Habitat, the Romanenko family’s vision of a better life with rich opportunities for the next generation, has come into focus.  Stable housing will provide a solid foundation for the family to thrive.

About the Sponsor

This home is made possible by Raise the Roof sponsor Publix Supermarket Charities, Foundation sponsors Bank of America Foundation, and Wells Fargo Builds.  The Adopt-a-Lot sponsor is the Gower Corporation.