RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A single mother-to-be is spending her first night in her brand new house and it was pennies on the dollar thanks to a local non-profit.
Lauren Jackson, 25, is now a home owner. She says it is the first major purchase she’s ever made in life.
Phillip Morris and project:HOMES teamed up to build the home in an astounding seven days.
“This is the first thing that I have ever owned, I don’t own my car my mom still does that, so to own a house is just a great feeling,” Jackson said.
The selling price on this brand new three-bedroom home, a steal at just $95,000. And, on top of that, the owner is receiving grants all thanks to project:HOMES.
They, along with Phillip Morris, teamed up to build the home in an astounding seven days.
“Words can’t even explain how I did not think this was going to be possible at my age,” Jackson explained. “I’m 25, I literally just started my career.”
This home isn’t just for one. On Thursday, just six days after becoming a homeowner, Jackson will give birth to twins.
Since 2000, as a part of their revitalization program project:HOMES has completed 120 homes. Those homes usually take six months.