Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Our 2020 Build
We are very excited that St. Francis will be able to sponsor a portion of a Habitat house this fall again! Thanks to the generosity of our parish, we are able to participate with the community to build a decent, affordable house for a family. At this most uncertain and unprecedented time in history, a safe haven of a home is more important than ever.
As you might expect, there are some modifications to the Habitat build plans. We are assigned a Saturday only build this year. We will begin framing the house on Saturday, September 12 and continue construction each Saturday for the next seven weeks.
In order to plan for a proper number of helpers, a cut-off date of August 22 was applied to every construction volunteer slot for the entirety of the build. This allowed Habitat staff to fill any open volunteer slots.
Another change is the location of the build. Habitat is starting a new neighborhood at Rancho Carlota. If you want to see where that is, for GPS use 13801 Watson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78073.
Beginning in 1999, we have teamed with Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) to build an affordable home every fall here in San Antonio. Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. You can watch a video featuring St. Francis parishioner Julie Mellin talking about our parish’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x11UcpocRzM. Click here for more information: Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Our Next Build
Our 2020 build began on Saturday, September 12.
Our 2020 Family
Meet the Gonzaba Family! Lizette Gonzaba is so excited to own a Habitat home. She is looking forward to the financial security and stability homeownership will provide. She has three children—Alexia (17), Angelina (5), and Christopher (2).
“I want to be able to provide a beautiful home for my children. I am a single mother working for my kids. I am super excited to be going through this whole home-buying process with Habitat. I want to show my kids what hard work and dedication will get them. I want them to have space where they can grow together, and a place we can call home. We are so happy for the Habitat program. Thank you, Habitat, for this opportunity.”
More About Habitat
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, please click here.