A house became a home for a Frederick County family on Tuesday afternoon, thanks to their own dedication and the hard work of Habitat for Humanity of Frederick.
The Lookingbill family was handed the keys to their new three-bedroom home after previously sharing a small home with family members to make ends meet. Although Rebecca Lookingbill says she makes a livable wage and was even qualified for a home loan, finding an affordable house for her family was difficult.
“There was still nothing within my price range that I would be able to afford on a monthly basis and that was pretty much across the county everywhere I looked,” said Lookingbill. “I would say it’s been a rollercoaster but not in a bad way at all.”
According to United Way’s most recent ALICE report, making ends meet is difficult for 39 percent of Frederick County residents as housing prices continue to rise.