About the House
TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
HOUSE SIZE: 1,520 square feet
LOCATION: Lot 33, Construction site at New Heights, off of Old Haywood Rd
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022
Meet the Future Homeowners
“A Habitat Home would help fulfill many dreams for us.”
-From the Muros’ Application letter
Like so many, Cruz and Phornsavanh (who goes by Bee), have had to make sacrifices to live in Buncombe County. For years, the couple rented apartments with rising rents and unhealthy conditions. This routinely led to concerns over where to move next. After the birth of their first son Luka, Cruz and Bee chose to sacrifice their financial wellbeing for a safer neighborhood and healthier conditions for their unborn baby.
While the health and happiness of their son is priority number one, the financial toll from their new rental leaves them constantly wondering if they’re doing the right thing. With another young one due to arrive this summer, the Muros are taking steps to secure a home for their family that sacrifices neither safety nor stability.
Together they worked on their financial literacy, completing the “Keys to Homeownership” class offered by On Track Financial Education and Counseling. Having expanded their knowledge about the responsibilities of homeownership, they are ready to become homeowners. As Habitat homeowners, they will enjoy the financial wiggle-room they need to plan for their future.
Aside from benefits of safety and stability, the Muros look forward to having more space for their children to grow, along with the freedom that comes with homeownership. As a renter, Bee’s passion for sustainability and permaculture was hindered. Bee looks forward to building a garden in her new yard and sharing her passions with her children. The multi-generational neighborhood of New Heights will make a perfect home for this growing family.
About the Sponsor
Cruz and Bee’s 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhome is sponsored by THE POWER OF 10—a group of ten committed donors coming together to sponsor a Habitat home. The Adopt-A-Lot sponsorship is in Memory of Elbert S. Brown, Sr. from the Brown Family.