The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about.
Jennifer Player is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.
A home is more than just a roof and four walls. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that owning a home doesn’t just provide shelter, but a home also builds strength, stability and self-reliance. This impact often breaks the cycle of generational poverty for families, changing the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their children.
The impact, though, does not stop with that individual family. When more people in our community have a safe, decent, affordable home, it helps us all.
Think about your daily routine. Do you see your kids off on the school bus or drop them at daycare? Grab a muffin in the morning from your favorite coffee shop? Pick up your dry cleaning on the way to work? Get your oil changed over your lunch break? Head to the doctor for a check-up? Stop by the grocery store for a few dinner items? Indulge yourself in a manicure? Order pizza delivery? Go through security at the airport?