Single Mom Turns Hard Work Into A Home

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Talk about hard work, determination, and perseverance! A single mom, Synobia Chan, will finally open the door to her brand new home in Billings.
Chan helped build the house through Habitat for Humanity, but before she was even awarded the home, she worked very hard to get to where she is.

So, how did this single mom end up going from completely homeless, with nowhere to go, to completely owning her very own home?

Well, it wasn’t easy by any means. She’ll be the first to tell you that. In fact, she worked graveyard shift for a telecommunication company as well as working part-time at a McDonalds. During all of this, she contributed to the construction of the home–a total of 150 hours of her own sweat equity. Oh, we aren’t done yet. She’s a real go-getter let me tell you. Along with all of this going on in her life, she also managed to take 30 hours of personal finance and home-buying classes.

She is the mother of 3 children; ages 13, 9, and 3. Chan also has custody of her 16 year old sister ever since their mother died three years ago.

“I knew I always wanted to be a homeowner, but it wasn’t something I thought could be a reality for me, to be able to get it done, being by myself, especially with the economy,” she said.

According to the BillingGazette, Chan was 30 days from being evicted. She tried everything she could to find another place to rent to no avail.

“I felt homeless, because I didn’t have a place for my kids to go,” she said.

This just goes to show that anyone with the determination and the right mindset can truly achieve their wildest dreams.

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One Response to Single Mom Turns Hard Work Into A Home

  1. Ashley Burgamy says:

    I am a single mother of 2 girls and in need of a low income based apt…i have always lived with my parents but they have recently passed in a car accident …i olny have child support as my income but also in the process of finding a job…thanks

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