The Espinoza family
Enrique and his wife, Luz Maria, are the proud parents of five beautiful children. The oldest is Kayla (11), followed by Kevin (8), Andrew (6), Anthony (3), and Kamila (1). They moved to Bryan, Texas, from San Diego, California, about five years ago.
The family currently lives in an old, two-bedroom house without central heating and cooling.
It was Enrique’s sister who encouraged the couple to apply to Habitat’s homeownership program. They had nothing to lose, so they submitted all the required paperwork. When they were approved to become Habitat homeowners three months later, they were ecstatic!
Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just sell homes, it sets homebuyers up for success by requiring them to attend home maintenance and financial fitness classes. The home maintenance classes teach preventive care, and the budgeting classes stress fiscal responsibility and restraint.
Enrique and Luz enjoyed the classes.
“We got to meet new people,” Enrique said. “We also learned how to be good neighbors and how to fix common home-maintenance issues.”
Habitat homebuyers also help build their homes and their neighbors’ homes.
“Our favorite part of this whole process has been meeting the other families while working on their houses,” the couple said. “We can’t wait until it’s our turn to have our own house and see it grow from the ground up.”
Home after home, B/CS Habitat continues to give families a hand up out of poverty housing. It can only do that through the dedication of our donors and volunteers, who share the belief that everyone in our community deserves a decent, afford place to call home and thrive.
Enrique and Luz Maria want to thank their future sponsors for “making our dream a reality.”
“The kids can’t wait to see the new home!” the couple said. “They are looking forward to having their own room, their own space.”