LI family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home

A Long Island woman had been dreaming about owning her own home for nearly two decades, and today, she was presented with the keys to

NORTH BELLPORT - A Long Island woman had been dreaming about owning her own home for nearly two decades, and today, she was presented with the keys to her new North Bellport home.Suffolk County's Habitat for Humanity donated a newly constructed home on Walker Avenue to Antonia Acevedo and her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna Rosado."The first time I applied for Habitat, she was about a year old and I didn't make enough money to qualify," Acevedo says. After getting her degree in business administration, Acevedo landed a job with Catholic Home Care, which enabled her to meet the $40,000-$60,000 salary requirement to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home.The three-bedroom home was built by student volunteers and employees from local insurance companies with the help from Acevedo and her daughter. The land was donated by the Town of Brookhaven.

For an interview with Antonia Acevedo, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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