“Owning a home means giving me and my children the possibility to feel safe and stable.”
Habitat LA Partner Homeowner
Mayra and her two children, Jacqueline (21) and Andrew (12), have lived in challenging conditions. Worried for her family’s health and well-being, Mayra took the steps towards owning her own home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA).
Mayra has worked multiple jobs to provide for her family, all the while finding time to still volunteer at her church. Her daughter, Jacqueline, attends Los Angeles City College, where she is studying to become an Administrative Assistant and has a passion for art. Mayra’s son, Andrew, attends St. Columbkille School and loves science and swimming. Both children also volunteer for their church, helping with fundraising and preparing hygiene kits for individuals experiencing homelessness.
The family has enjoyed working with the Habitat LA staff and volunteers. “I have had such a positive experience. The staff and the volunteers are warm and welcoming.” said Mayra. She feels that they genuinely care about her and her family. Mayra and her children moved into their Habitat home February 2019. Welcome home Martinez-Gil Family!