First Citizens Bank House
About the House
TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath
STYLE: Single family home
HOUSE SIZE: 1,064 square feet
LOCATION: Mars Hill
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, October 16, 2022
STATUS: lot clearing complete
Meet the Future Homeowners
“Owning a Habitat Home where we can create memories with our family would be a dream come true.”
-from Anna and Oleg’s application letter
Anna and Oleg Ivanov are purchasing a Habitat for Humanity home in Madison County and are thrilled to be able to stay in the community they love and have called home for the last 5 years. The couple has spent most of their lives in Western Carolina, and fell in love with quiet and scenic Madison County. Having moved here from Ukraine at the age of ten, Anna settled her family in the area and put down roots in the place they call home, with a goal of achieving homeownership in Madison County.
However, this first generation family has struggled to ground themselves in this way. Despite Oleg’s steady career in manufacturing, rapidly rising housing costs have left the family on a treadmill chasing their dream of homeownership. Currently living on the third floor of a subsidized apartment, the couple struggles to create a stable environment for their young children, ages 3 and 1. In their application letter, the family shared their hopes to “live the American dream of owning a home,” and envision having a place where their children can decorate their rooms, have a yard to play in, and build memories in their very own space.
By partnering with Habitat, the Ivanovs will purchase a 3-bedroom single family home, and can finally look forward to building equity in a stable, secure home, without leaving the beautiful and family-friend community of Madison County that they love.