Melisa Alemán is a new homeowner who recently embarked on a journey with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. After eight years of renting and facing the complexities of the housing market as a single Hispanic mother, Melisa found hope and opportunity in Habitat’s program. Her experience, from navigating the application process to actively participating in constructing her home, showcases the empowering path Habitat offers to those dreaming of affordable homeownership. Her story transformed from a series of applications and waiting lists to becoming a proud homeowner who felt capable and empowered with new building skills and home-savvy knowledge. Melisa’s story is about embracing community support and achieving personal growth. Watch her inspiring interview to see how, with determination and Habitat’s support, Melisa built more than a house—she created a future for her family.