CENTRAL ISLIP - Habitat for Humanity has helped bring the dream of home ownership to fruition for a Central Islip family.

James Chance was the bread winner for his family prior to a stroke in 2010. His wife Priscilla took a job as an administrator at York College after that.

“It became really hard,” she says. “But with my faith in God, I realized I had to step in and take care of him.”

The couple is coming from a small apartment and credits Habitat for Humanity for making it possible for them to afford owning a home.

The rebuilt home originally dates back to 1922 and has been redeveloped. The property was deeded to Suffolk County and then turned over to the Islip Community Development Fund before it was handed over to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosted a home dedication and key presentation for the family today. The family expects to start moving in this weekend.