My name is Brittanie McNeil. I am a single mother of 3 kids -- two girls, ages 11 and 6, and a little boy, age 9. They are super excited about having a home built and having a yard to play in. I began my partnership with Habitat for Humanity of York County in March of 2017. I had been looking into purchasing a home for a while, but I could not get approved for a homeowner loan to purchase a home big enough for me and my kids.
I came across Habitat for Humanity of York County from seeing CN2 news they aired a story of a woman who became a homeowner at the holidays. I contacted Habitat by phone and they informed me of when the next orientation was scheduled to occur. I attended the orientation class in January 2017. During this orientation, I was told all about the homeowner program and the qualifications needed to qualify for the program. I was kind of scared at first because it seemed like so much and I was afraid of not meeting the qualifications, but the lady ensured all of us in the meeting that they would be there to help us every step of the way.
Being in this program has helped me learn a lot of things -- like never give up no matter what may come my way. I have learned that I am much stronger than I thought I was and through God anything is possible. Habitat for Humanity has taught me things that I will never forget and to always believe in myself -- to never give up, and for that, me and my kids are forever grateful. I am beyond excited about becoming a homeowner and to have a place for my kids to call home and have a yard for them play in.