“Habitat has made it possible for me to become a homeowner and live the American Dream. A home gives a person a sense of pride and achievement and that is what I hope happens.”
~ from Pete Finley’s application letter
Pete was born and raised in Asheville and is thrilled about the opportunity to own a Habitat for Humanity house. He is delighted about the prospect of moving into to a safe, permanent and affordable home of his own.
Pete works full-time for the Asheville Housing Authority as a maintenance technician. He currently lives in an aging studio apartment and is concerned about annual increases in his monthly rent. Already he feels his apartment has become unaffordable; further increases may make it unmanageable for him. The mortgage and escrow payments on his new energy-efficient Habitat house will be less than what he currently pays in rent, and he will save money on utilities, too.