Women Build House #16
About the House
TYPE: Single family 4 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
STYLE: Arts & Crafts
HOUSE SIZE: 1,376 square feet
LOCATION: Lot 19, Construction site at New Heights, off of Old Haywood Rd
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
STATUS: wall framing complete. porch and roof underway.
Meet the Future Homeowners
“We would like to buy our own house to live in it peacefully and safely.”
-From Viktor and Anzhelika’s application letter
Meet the Boiko family. Over the years, Viktor and Anzhelika Boiko have been working towards their dream of finding a safe and welcoming place to raise their children.
In 2014, to escape religious persecution in their home country of Kazakhstan, they applied for the opportunity to become permanent US Residents. After four long years, they got the good news-they had won the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery. Following in the footsteps of family and friends, they settled in Asheville, NC.
With their US residency and religious freedom intact, they set their sight on the next phase of their dream- purchasing a safe, affordable home for the family. This step would prove to be even more challenging, as they continued to face roadblocks to fulfilling their ambitions.
With Asheville’s sky-high rental rates, the family of five found themselves in an overcrowded apartment. Aside from the children lacking their own space to study and sleep, the family dealt with maintenance issues, loud, angry neighbors, and theft. By partnering with Habitat, the Boikos will no longer need to forfeit any of these essentials.
In their new, affordable, energy efficient, 4-bedroom single family home, the Boikos will strike the perfect balance of security and freedom as Habitat homeowners. They will be living in New Heights, a multi-generational and culturally diverse neighborhood, where they can comfortably build community and live out the dream that they have worked so hard to achieve.
About the Sponsor
Their home is sponsored by the Women Build program, and this home is the 16th sponsored by a diverse group of donors, volunteers and sponsors, led by the Wombats a long time Women Build leadership group. The Adopt-a-Lot sponsor is in honor of two wonderful women-Mary Gurland and Bethany Williams.