Quana and Zach both work hard to make ends meet, but they found it challenging to find decent housing in Denver.
“It feels like we’re just barely keeping up with the cost of living despite progressing in our careers and getting pay increases,” Quana shared before moving into her new Habitat home. Quana owns a fine art and consulting business, and Zach works as an art director for a local screen-printing company.
The couple had been renting a cramped apartment with a host of problems—floods, mouse infestations, and rising rent to name a few. At one point, they had to place pots and pans around their rental because rain was pouring through the ceiling. Ironically, this was also the most expensive apartment they’d lived in.
“It’s so hard to gain financial stability in Denver if you don’t own,” Quana says.
As artists, Quana and Zach can’t wait to express their personal creativity and style throughout their new home. One of the first things they plan to do is paint the walls and create their own gallery. “We can’t wait to make it a space we love,” Quana says. The couple also looks forward to cooking meals, and growing their own fruits and vegetables in a garden.
“This entire process has felt like a fantasy,” shares Zach.