Blessing and Best Wishes Nickole & Family!
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s newest homeowner, Nickole Reinhardt, recently celebrated her home dedication, finally receiving the keys to her new Habitat Home just in time for the Holidays!
Nickole is the mother of four; William, Jasmine, Jordin, and Nova. After 15 years of renting, she knew it was time to become a homeowner. She first heard of Habitat for Humanity while she was looking for properties to purchase, then entered Habitat Monroe’s homeownership program nearly a year ago, in December of 2020.
I am most motivated to own a home by the idea of my kids having their own space, and finally having a pet. I want to be the central meeting place for my loved ones.
I applied for Habitat after I called to speak with [then Homeownership Director] Julie about another program, and I was told about the awesome environment and program Habitat offers and decided to switch gears with my home buying.
Habitat Monroe offered Nickole a hand-up in her homeownership journey. Her new, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is in the quiet neighborhood of Woodland Beach, in Frenchtown Township, just a block from Lake Erie.
The kids already have big backyard plans, according to Nickole. She describes her youngest daughter, Nova, as the ‘neighborhood mayor’ who is always outside starting clubs with the other kids in the area.
We are so proud of Nickole, as she worked so quickly to complete her required sweat equity hours, and learned a lot along the way. At her home dedication, she was presented with a homeowner’s tool kit alongside her keys.
Previously in her homeownership journey, she stated, “So far, my favorite part of the program has been the skills I am learning on site. I can probably do an okay job hanging a door if I needed to, and I like that.”
With the holidays coming up fast, Nickole is so excited to finally move into her new home and start making memories!
We wish you all the best… Welcome Home, Nickole & Family!