A month ago Edwards selected the lot where her future Habitat home will be built. She currently lives in a 2 bedroom house in Hamlet with her three children, Reginald, 11, Maya, 4 and Derrick, 1.
Edwards has worked at Hood Packaging for more than 10 years. She has completed all of her 300 sweat equity hours and has attended all 12 of her required Homeowner Education Workshops.
The entire house where she is living now has one closet, two small bedrooms (one used by her son, the other she shares with her daughter) and the baby sleeps in the living room. Cold rooms, cramped spaces, no storage and drafty windows and doors are just a few of the reasons Kim and her family are looking forward to their new Habitat home. The family knows that better days and a beautiful home are on the way.
Habitat of Humanity of the NC Sandhills was founded in 1988 by an inter-denominational group concerned about substandard housing, and it exists to serve citizens of Moore and Richmond Counties living at 60 percent or less of median income who need suitable housing. Habitat is a Christian ministry with an ecumenical bent and an interfaith focus. Habitat not only builds its houses with the potential homeowners and hundreds of volunteers, but also provides 25 or 30 year mortgages for the families at zero interest. Their services are available to people of all races and faiths, as well as to people who profess no religious faith. Since 1988, this affiliate has built 167 homes with and for families in need of affordable housing in the Sandhills.