Meet Sara & Michael – Leahy’s Lane

Posted: 05-Nov-2021
A young family, standing together smiling at the camera. Mother Sara has her arms around their young baby. Father Michael stands behind them.

I was so worried about how my family would ever find somewhere to live all together, given how difficult it is to find affordable housing in Peterborough,” says Sara.

Sara and her partner Michael are the proud parents of 15-month-old Theodore. As a family, they love to go for walks, go to the park, and play games together. But unfortunately, they have not yet been able to live all together.

Currently, they are each living separately – with their respective families. Due to the very crowded living spaces at each home, it has not been possible to live with each other as a family of three. 

Sara first learned about Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region through her mother, who used to volunteer with the organization. 

When Sara and Michael discovered that they could be eligible for a homeownership opportunity with the innovative new Habitat affordable condo development happening at 33 Leahy’s Lane in Peterborough, Sara and Michael immediately started the application process. And shortly after, they received the good news of their approval.

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development, and the ability – and financial flexibility – to make forward-looking choices.

This opportunity with Habitat gives us the security for our child’s and our own future,” says Sara as she reflects on how this will change their lives. “Knowing that we will have a secure home, helps to reassure us that in this world that is ever-changing, we will be okay, and we will be comfortable.

Speaking of comfortable, Sara and Michael shared that they look forward to setting up their first home together “in the most cozy, safe, and loving environment possible,” they say.

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