LOCATION: Construction site on Cedar Lane in South Asheville
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Meet the Future Homeowner
“Owning a ‘forever home’ would mean never having to worry about renewing a lease, or finding a new place to rent, and constantly moving. I truly appreciate what Habitat is doing for our community.”
~from Nikkel Compton’s application letter
“Having a baby changes everything.” Such a simple phrase for a monumental event. As a young mother of a child whose life is still measured in months, Nikkel “Kel” Compton can speak to the shift that happens when you come to understand that everything means everything.
When her daughter arrived, Kel took stock of her life. “I knew that when I had a child of my own, I had to provide her with something I never had, Stability!”
First on the agenda, a new career. Kel traded her job working nights and weekends, for a position with Aeroflow and a more traditional schedule. Next –find and purchase a forever home. “I heard friends and family talk about Habitat, but never had the courage to apply until now.” Her timing could not have been better.
Kel applied just as Asheville Habitat was finalizing plans to build a single-family home on Cedar Lane in Arden, just a few miles from Aeroflow. Less time in the car means more time at home, and the opportunity to experience first steps, first words and all the other important firsts that are yet to come. Yes, having a baby changes everything, and for Kel Compton, that change was right on time.
About the Sponsor
The two bedroom, one bathroom, energy efficient home, is being sponsored by an estate gift from Tom and Mona Potter. During their life, the Potter’s established an IRA account together in hopes of providing a Habitat home one day. Tom and Mona believed everyone should have a fair chance in life. Mona’s childhood home was Asheville. She loved the area and felt that providing an affordable home would help someone get a good start. The Adopt-A-Lot is anonymous.