SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – 109 families in Sacramento have a roof over their head thanks to Habitat for Humanity.
Saturday, the organization’s 110th family walked into their new home.READ MORE: Detectives: Rental Fraud Suspect Posted Turlock Properties On Facebook Marketplace, Scammed People Out Of $2,000
“I’m really excited, I am really happy. I cannot explain my feelings,” said new homeowner Mazin Tsegay.
Tsegay is overcome with emotion. This single mother of two is finally getting the keys to her brand new home in Del Paso Heights.
“It’s like this really big house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a garage, a front yard and a backyard and a bunch of other stuff,” said Tsegay’s son Lamek.READ MORE: California-Grown Cannabis To Be Judged At Next State Fair
It’s Habitat for Humanity that makes dreams come true for families like the Tsegay’s.
“We’re very much a hand up, not hand out program. Our families work really hard,” said Laine Himmelmann from Habitat for Humanity.
Himmelmann said that the new homeowners put in 500 hours building the house – a house that will take on a zero percent interest 30-year mortgage.
For the family, this labor of love is more than just a roof over their heads, it’s a new beginning.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed In Parking Lot Along Florin Road
“My life just so hard, I don’t know what can I do … Just to have my own house, that’s my dream,” Tsegay said.