LOCATION: Lot 3, Construction site at Curry Court in Candler
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
STATUS: front porch underway
Meet the Homeowner
“I want the peace of mind that can only come from establishing my own home…to capably stand on my own two feet, to provide the safe secure haven I long to call home.”
~from Deborah Kohlhepp’s application letter
Meet Deborah Kohlhepp, mother of 4 adult children, and multi-tasker extraordinaire.
When her 25-year career as a stay at home mom ended, Deborah faced to the difficult task of finding employment without the benefit of traditional job experience. While parenting is widely accepted as the hardest job in the world, employers often undervalue the vast array of skills learned from holding that position.
Led by her love for children, Deborah found her calling as a Transportation Safety Assistant for Buncombe County Schools. For 10 months out of the year, Deborah aids special-needs children helping them navigate to their classes.
To make ends meet, she also maintains 3 part-time positions; Universal Mental Health, The ARC of NC, and Davidson Family Services. Deborah’s resume is proof that the hardest job in the world can prepare you for some of the most important jobs on the planet.
Having successfully leveraged her experience into a career, the only thing that was missing from her second act was secure housing. A family member offered her an affordable basement apartment, with the understanding that it would be temporary. Acknowledging that it was time to stand on her own, Deborah began a journey that led her to Asheville Habitat.
Having been approved to purchase a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom townhome in Candler, Deborah cannot wait to make Curry Court her permanent address!
About the Sponsor
Her home’s sponsorship is provided by a coalition of different faith communities, the Interfaith House is in its 21st year of partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The Adopt-A-Lot sponsor is Elevation Church.