Grayson Wilson is excited to make their dream of homeownership a reality
Habitat for Humanity Detroit is proud to welcome Grayson Wilson to its list of homeowners. The home dedication will take place on Tuesday, May 9th at 4 pm at 14017 Auburn, Detroit, MI 48223.
Grayson Wilson, along with his mother, Anne Grenion migrated to the US from Guyana South America in search of a better life. They faced many challenges and setbacks as they learned a new culture and way of life but thrived, nonetheless. In his younger days, Grayson was extremely active in sports and loved being on a team. His love for teamwork, leadership, and connectedness lead Grayson to a successful 7-year career in the Army.
A little over a year ago Grayson connected with Habitat Detroit and joined the Weekend Warriors, knowing he very much wanted to be a homeowner himself. Understanding he needed to get a few financial ducks in a row first, he began to attend HomeEd webinars. Over the next year, he helped in several home builds and attended webinars all in order to learn the skills needed to be a successful homeowner. During this time he discovered that the Habitat Detroit culture at its core is “genuine care”.
“In February Grayson officially applied for and was approved to be Habitat Detroit Homeowner. That same week he viewed the Auburn house,” says Stephanie Osterland, Habitat Detroit’s Executive Director, “After careful consideration, he accepted the house on February 13, 2023. He looks forward to his relationship with Habitat Detroit developing even further, and we could not be more excited for the partnership we have established.”
“I have an innate desire to serve others and to see their lives fulfilled. Volunteering with Habitat Detroit for over a year and a half, I’ve seen other’s homeownership dreams come true. I’ve learned new skills relating to home renovation and home maintenance,” say Wilson.
The Habitat Detroit Homeownership program was established to help build wealth, assets, and opportunities for the next generation of Detroit citizens. Grayson is the latest example of the program in action.
Wilson continued, “Now that homeownership is a reality for me, I am grateful to have this experience. Working with Habitat Detroit offers me peace – They continue to equip me with the knowledge, skills, and access to resources to make my homeownership lifecycle sustainable.”
“We look forward to welcoming our newest Homeowner to the Habitat for Humanity Detroit family and for the partnership that is to follow,” says Osterland.