Residents at Central Mobile Home Village in Georgia were provided a new manufactured home just in time for the holidays, the result of a partnership between the community owner, a local church, and an Atlanta-based nonprofit that focuses on helping youth and families.
Olga Perez and her family have lived in the Atlanta community for 20 years. In the last year she has been enduring the sudden accidental death of her husband.
“She has four kids and the youngest is under 11,” Maryuri Barberan, from the community ownership group Pentagon Properties, said. “Two organizations around our community helped to get her a new home, Agape and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
Agape has done other work with youth and family at Central Mobile Home Village in recent years, documented during the annual SECO Conference of Community Owners, an event and nonprofit organization co-founded by Pentagon Properties President Spencer Roane.
“Over six months ago they got approval to get this home for the family,” Barberan said of Agape and the church. The organizations, as well as a few other community residents, gathered in mid-December to present the home to Perez and her children.
“It was a nice small event,” Barberan said.
The home the family had been living in required an abundance of repairs, and it was agreed that the family
needed and deserved a new home.
Jennifer Lassen, the executive director for the Georgia Manufactured Housing Institute, congratulated Pentagon Properties on the project.
“There is no doubt this family will be forever grateful for this incredible act of generosity and kindness,” she said.