New family chosen for Ladysmith Habitat for Humanity home

Meagan Randle and her two young daughters will move into their new Habitat for Humanity home in January.

A single mother in Ladysmith and her two young daughters will start 2013 in a new home thanks to a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island.

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island (HFHMVI) announced Dec. 19 that they have selected a family to purchase the Habitat home on Strathcona Road in Ladysmith.

This young family is getting the opportunity for affordable home ownership and has agreed to partner with HFHMVI.

“The Family Selection Committee carefully reviewed a number of applications from suitable candidates but ultimately felt that this family was an ideal fit for this home,” Teresa Pring, CEO of HFHMVI, said in a press release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for this family to break the cycle of poverty and create positive change in their lives.”

Meagan Randle, a single mother of two daughters aged nine and seven, was selected as the new owner of the home on Strathcona Road in Ladysmith. She and her family will move into their new home in January.

Randle is employed with the Town of Ladysmith as a lifeguard and had been paying a high rent for her townhouse. She “gives back” through volunteering with Easter Seal’s 24 Hour Relay and the CIBC Run for the Cure and by sponsoring a child through World Vision.

This new Habitat partner family demonstrated a financial need, an ability to pay for the Habitat mortgage and other household expenses and a willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity, according to the press release. Randle and her family must also commit to performing 500 hours of sweat equity in lieu of making a monetary down payment on her home. Sweat equity can be completed through working directly on renovating the home or volunteering at the Nanaimo ReStore or at other local charities.

“HFHMVI celebrates with Meagan and her daughters as they experience the stability and pride that come with owning their own home,” said Pring. “This hard working mom will now be able to provide a decent, reasonably priced home for her children to grow up in, a dream that would have been impossible without the Habitat home ownership program.”

The Habitat home on Strathcona was originally completed in the spring of 2009.  The home was previously occupied by single mother Teresa Battle and her two children. Earlier this year, Battle married and moved to another community and returned her home to Habitat as her way of “paying it forward.”

Since 2000, HFHMVI has helped 12 families break the cycle of poverty by building and selling them safe and affordable homes with an interest-free mortgage.

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