Meet Amber Minard, future Habitat Homeowner

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that Amber Minard has been selected as the Habitat Future Homeowner for the 2017 home.

Minard was selected from a pool of 4 applicants based on criteria that included need, ability to make mortgage payments, and ability to be a successful Habitat homeowner.  The Habitat Family Selection committee carefully reviewed their financial history, ran credit and background checks, conducted interviews and consulted references as part of the process.

Amber Minard works as a stylist at Fantastic Sam’s in Moscow.  Her boys are Nicholas (8) and Kyzaiah (4).  “Life has knocked me down more times than I can count but I always get back up and become stronger for it.  This house means so much to me and my boys.  We will have a place of our own that we won’t have to move out from.  They will have a safe place to grow up where we can have animals that they have been begging me for. We are extremely excited and happy to work with the community to build our home.”

As a Habitat Future Homeowner, Minard will spend 300 hours helping build the home alongside volunteers, participate in financial education and home maintenance classes, save a down payment of $1000 and purchase the home from Palouse Habitat once completed.

Construction is already underway on the home in Potlatch.  To volunteer or make a financial gift to purchase building materials, visit