The Estrada family was about to get kicked out of their house because they couldn’t afford the repairs to stay in conduct with the neighborhoods’ standards.
PROVO — The Estrada family was on the verge of homelessness.
Their house was in need of repairs to stay up to code for the community requirements, but they didn’t have the money to pay for the $50,000 repairs needed. That’s the Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County’s specialty, so the people there stepped in to help with repairs.
Homeowner Susana Estrada and her husband have five children, four of whom have disabilities that require Estrada to stay home and take care of them while her husband works two jobs.
Estrada’s days are spent caring for her children, who deal with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, speech difficulties and more. Her youngest also was in the hospital frequently during the first years of his life because he needed help breathing.
All of Estrada’s children are U.S. citizens, and she and her husband have work visas while they are working towards full citizenship. Estrada is from Mexico, but she also lived in Switzerland for a few years for work. She moved to Utah 23 years ago where she met and married her husband, who is also from Mexico.