The Hay FamilyRed Lodge Homeowner
“My name is Tanya Hay. I am from Red Lodge, Montana. My family goes back 4 generations and they originally homesteaded near where I’m building my house in the Spires neighborhood.
I have 2 amazing kids, Braelyn and Kobe, and they are 15 and 7 years old, a sophomore in high school and a 2nd grader. I am a single parent. I am currently employed through Beartooth Industries here in Red Lodge and I work as a Safety Coordinator and Habtech 1. I’ve worked there for 3 years and I love my job and the individuals I serve.
I chose homeownership through Habitat because I’m struggling to get my own home because of my income. I thought the program was not only a perfect opportunity to learn skills and become a homeowner but really, it’s the only option I have. Homeownership means everything to me because the home will be mine. I have had to work very hard to achieve being ready for homeownership and building this home, my home, and it’s a dream come true after living and raising my kids in an apartment for 36 years. It’s so important to me, and amazing to get to own my home.”
-Tanya Hay, Red Lodge Homeowner