A Mother’s Dream Comes True

Michelle Muckelvene lived with her daughter in a two-bedroom apartment owned by the Asheville Housing Authority for nearly 4 years.

By staff reports

Michelle Muckelvene had lived with her daughter in a two-bedroom apartment owned by the Asheville Housing Authority for nearly four years.

Although, thankful for the roof over her head Muckelvene was unhappy with the environment, and decided to participate in the Project 19-Stepping Stone Project over three years ago. “I wanted to have a home I could call my own – a place where my daughter and I can have stability,” said Muckelvene. With that in mind, and home ownership as her goal, she became a Project 19 participant.

Michelle and her daughter share a tendermoment during the groundbreaking services for their Habitat Home.   
Photo by Frank Bott, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

a Project 19 participant enables families to leave their public housing
units, and move into scattered site apartments for a period of five
years. During this time, participants are responsible for clearing up
their credit, paying their bills and rent on time, and preparing for
home ownership.

As a result of
her good stewardship in the Project 19 program, Muckelvene and her
daughter were selected as the partner family for a home being built in
the West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood (WECAN). The construction of
their home is by Asheville Area ‘Habitat for Humanity’ partners and
volunteers as part of the, “Building on a Dream” project, promoting
interracial partnerships in our community.

Muckelvene is presently employed at the VA Hospital; she is a diligent, hard-working determined woman, at work and at home.

Please Help Us –
Volunteers Are Needed!

If you would
like to help build this house for Muckelvene and her daughter, please
contact the Volunteer & Events Coordinator Ariane Kjelliquist at:
akjelliquist@ashevillehabitat.org or 828-251-5702 ext 304. This project
started on January 16, 2007 and will conclude in Mid-March, 2007.

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