It’s been a long road for Emily Perez and her family, who had patiently waited two years for their Habitat home in Newark. Emily was injured in the middle of the transition process, which made the uphill battle of purchasing a home even more difficult.

Emily’s spouse, Celio, and her four children–Dimas, Hector, Destiny and Miracle—are so grateful and excited for the family’s new start. Emily recently started graduate school, where she is obtaining a degree in Social Work to help others. Together, with Habitat Newark, the Perez family has a new life. Our new home is just that – ours. We have something amazing to share together. This is the chance my family has been waiting for,” Emily Perez said.