The Torres Family
“My daughter deserves to have a nice and safe home to live where she can paint her room
and go in the back yard to play with no worries; a home that is ours.”
~ Elizabeth Torres (future Habitat homeowner)
Elizabeth Torres grew up in Asheville and is thrilled about the opportunity to own a Habitat for Humanity home. She and her daughter, Sikoya, are delighted about the prospect of moving from a very small, temporary rental unit to a safe, permanent and affordable home of their own. Elizabeth works full-time for the State of North Carolina at the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain.
Elizabeth and her daughter currently live in an aging 2-bedroom apartment. The apartment complex was recently sold and, pending extensive renovation, will be re-designated as temporary housing. When their current lease expires this summer it will not be renewed, so their living situation will be uncertain from one month to the next. Additionally, the 2-bedroom apartment unit will soon be over-crowded as she is expecting a second child in October.