Eric and Jasmyne Ross have been living in a cramped one-bedroom apartment with their 18-month-old twin boys. When the boys were born prematurely, the family was left with a stack of medical bills and their dream of home ownership felt out of reach. But that dream is now a reality, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, the support of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and dedicated volunteers, as well as the sweat equity work of the Ross family themselves.

Last weekend, Habitat for Humanity held a special dedication ceremony for the Ross’ new home at 7114 Indian Lane in Sacramento—a two-story, three-bedroom, two and a half bath home in the new Indian Lane subdivision. This was the 124th home Habitat for Humanity has dedicated in Sacramento and Yolo County.

The ceremony was attended by the family, a host of volunteers, Marianela Giem, the president of the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation, and executives from Habitat for Humanity, the organization that helps low-income working families in the community build their own homes.


“We are so proud to have played a role in helping the Ross family achieve the American Dream of homeownership,” said Giem. “This isn’t just about building a home; it’s about helping a deserving family build a better life for themselves and their children.”

Kris Vogt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said agents and staff members are excited to be able to support an organization like Habitat for Humanity.

“As a business in the Sacramento area, we have really been blessed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, thanks to the support of the local community, and we’re thrilled to be able to give back to that same community through worthwhile programs like Habitat that can really make a difference in the lives of families like the Ross family.”

Over the past 15 years, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million for Habitat for Humanity chapters in Northern California. In addition, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage team of agents, managers and staff have volunteered more 50,000 hours and participated in the construction of nearly 200 Habitat for Humanity homes.

We are privileged and honored to have played a small part in making the dream of home ownership a reality for the Ross family. Thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

To see more photos and video from the dedication ceremony, check out Coldwell Banker Sacramento on Facebook.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Great Sacramento Area, click here.