According to the Nanaimo Daily News, Teresa Battle, a woman from Ladysmith B.C., gave her home back to Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island (HFHMVI). When you consider that less than one per cent of homeowners across the country choose to give back their homes, it’s a pretty impressive gesture.
Teresa Pring, the chief executive officer for HFHMVI said, “This is very rare.”
Battle moved into the home several years ago. At the time, she was juggling three jobs and struggling to raise two children in a rental home. However, a few years later, Battle found a partner and decided to move away from the community. Instead of selling the home, she gave it back to HFHMVI. Not only that, she is also “paying forward” her mortgage, meaning the next family to move into the home will receive the equity she put down in an effort to help them cover the cost of the home.
Pring says, “It’s a wonderful step for her family to make and we’re really happy and proud for them.”
If that doesn’t warm your heart a little, we don’t know what will!