Alice native Marisela Guerrero and her daughter Alyana signed the papers this week to start breaking ground and laying slab for their new home with the help of the global non-profit housing organization Habitat for Humanity.

Guerrero said she applied last year and was denied; so when she tried again this year she decided to put it in GOD's hands and wait to see. Guerrero states, “I was ecstatic when I heard the news!” “Alyana and I have been living in a local apartment for six years and to be a homeowner is a dream come true.”

The newly awarded family will begin the 300 hours of labor to help build the home this November and start the year 2020 with home to make new memories to start the decade.