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LEX 18 got a look inside the Habitat for Humanity home that is almost finished

Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 17:51:43-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — LEX 18 is partnering with the Lexington Habitat for Humanity to provide a Lexington family with an affordable home and a fresh start.

On Tuesday, our reporter Kylen Mills got an inside look at Mona Ashby's home and all the progress that has been made.

"For me to be able to say, 'Hey, this is my house,' it's a great feeling. Kind of unexplainable," said Ashby.

Soon-to-be Habitat homeowner Ashby described the moment she first saw grass in front of her new home.

"I just had to sit and look for a little while. It was overwhelming and I just started crying," said Ashby.

Ashby said that when she contacted Lexington Habitat for Humanity many months ago, she never imagined it would lead to this.

"It's just amazing to know that if you put your best foot forward and just go out on a limb not really know what's going to happen, then God will see you through it," Ashby said.

On Tuesday, community leaders toured Ashby's home that is now in the final stages of construction, getting a look inside of all the work the Habitat for Humanity does.

"One of our key messages is that strength, self-reliance and stability can be achieved through shelter," said Rachel Childress, the president of the Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

The organization invests in our community through their restore, critical home repairs, beautification projects and of course home ownership program.

Partners like LEX 18 and Chi St. Joseph Health also play a key part in the process of building homes, community and hope for years to come.

"To see it unfold day by day, has just been amazing. Habitat has been amazing, the sponsors LEX, St. Joseph Health, I just appreciate everything everyone has done to make this a dream come true for me," said Ashby.