About the House
TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath
STYLE: Arts & Crafts
HOUSE SIZE: 1064 square feet
LOCATION: Soulshine Court in West Asheville
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Meet the Future Homeowner
“I have worked hard to have the career I love, and I am ready to take steps to owning my own home.”
~from Sherika Lenoir’s application letter
Meet Sherika Lenoir, Asheville local and single mother of two. Powered by a commitment to her children, and a rigorous work ethic, Sherika has been racking up accomplishments like points on a scoreboard; honor student, LPN, RN in training, and soon to be Habitat Homeowner!
Sherika credits her positive work ethic to her mother. As a young child growing up in public housing, Sherika would often go to work with her mom. Watching her tenderly care for the elderly sparked an interest in nursing that followed Sherika to adulthood.
Determined to realize her dream, Sherika sought her education with unwavering conviction. In December, she graduated with her second nursing degree; both of which she earned while working for DaVita, and raising a family.
Next on the list of lifelong dreams- homeownership. “No one in my immediate family had owned a home, so I didn’t know how to go about it.” As a Habitat homebuyer, Sherika will benefit from 30 + hours of homebuyer education, ensuring a successful transition from renter to homeowner.
The Lenoir family will purchase a previously owned Habitat home that is being renovated to brand-new standards. To preserve Asheville’s affordable housing stock, Habitat often exercises the option to repurchase homes for sale on the open market.
About the Sponsor
The renovations to Sherika’s West Asheville home is made possible by a sponsorship from The Legacy Builders Society.