Meet the Family

The current Albany Area Habitat for Humanity build is being constructed for Autumn and her four children.


My name is Autumn,. This is my story about my dream of home ownership.

My children are my main reason in wanting to own a home. I have four wonderful kids and need to find a way to provide my children with the security of a home they don't have to move out of. We have moved four times in the past four years -- 2 times have been to live with friends because of the last of available housing.

Our current living situation is staying with a friend as the house we were renting sold and I could not find housing that was big enough or affordable. Home ownership is so important for my family and I because my children deserve to have a place they know they will not have to move from in a year. I had my first child at a very young age, got married and never thought I would get divorced and essentially end up homeless at 29 with four children.

I heard about Habitat for Humanity and have read up on it since. I think it is a great program in which I hope to be a part of for a long time.  

The Home

Location:  Eleanor Street SE

Total Sq. Footage: 1,200 sq.ft.

Your financial support is vital to building a strong and stable community.  Decent, affordable homes improve household health and well-being, leading to increased time on the job and in school; this contributes to family income and education, both essential to breaking the cycle of poverty. 

You can be that “hand-up” for Autumn’s family by sponsoring a square foot of their future home ($50/sq.foot).  Did you know that by sponsoring:

1 square foot ($50) Habitat can buy a kitchen light fixture?

3 square feet ($150) Habitat can buy a bathroom vanity?

10 square feet ($500) Habitat can buy gutters?

To contribute to Autumn’s story donate online, or send a check directly to our office  PO Box 2400, Albany OR 97321.

Thank you so much for your continued support to those in need in our community. It matters.