“A Habitat Home means I will no longer have to work two jobs to keep a roof over my head”
Roshel is a very proud grandmother. She works two jobs as a Pharmacy Technician at Costco and CVS.
“It is the biggest blessing in my life that Habitat has given me this opportunity for my daughter to have a bright future.”
Craig is a single dad who works at Publix Distribution Warehouse. Due to lack of access to affordable housing in our community, Craig had to move back with his mother to have a place to live.
Erna Casseus was born and raised in Haiti and moved to Delray Beach in 2002. She has worked at Symphony of Delray as a Certified Nursing Aide for four years and MacTown as a Behavior Assistant for two years. Erna is an active member of her community as a driver for her church’s summer camp and server for their food distribution events. In her spare time, Erna loves to bake and travel.
Erna first learned of Habitat for Humanity through our “A Brush with Kindness” Neighborhood Revitalization program where she helped paint homes in her community. The impact of the Habitat Homeownership Program will be tremendous for Erna; she will be the first person in her family to own her own home. “I am excited be a first-time homeowner and very happy with the experience and knowledge I am gaining from my partnership hours.”
"My faith in God and my children give me the motivation I need to make each day great.”
Meredith Collins, who was born and raised in Pahokee, has always said that family is of great importance for her. She will be sharing her future home with her three children, Gary, Tavarious, and Precious. Meredith has been sleeping on her couch so that her children can have their own rooms. She is so excited to be moving into a home where her and her children can have their own space.
Elvire Denis was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to South Florida with her mother and father. She has two children, 18-year-old Kaulina and 13-year-old Kaulins. Kaulina is a student at Palm Beach State College. Elvire has worked at AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) for 5 years and is currently a Transitional Housing Family Advocate. She is a part of the Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County and runs a support group on Facebook for domestic violence survivors. Elvire is a community advocate and believes that financial literacy is the key to ending poverty.
The Habitat Homeownership process has had a positive impact on Elvire and her family; “Habitat teaches and educates their clients on the steps to secure safe and affordable housing.” Elvire is proud that she can serve as an example for her community and show her children they too can achieve safe, secure, and permanent housing.
“I’m grateful and I’m blessed to have this opportunity.”
Rose and her daughter, Abigail, live in a small studio apartment. Over the last 5 years, they had to move every year due to the rising cost of rent. Rose partnered with Habitat to build stability for her daughter.
“It’s a lifetime dream to own my own property.”
Leonard Holton was born and raised in Belle Glade, FL. Mr. Holton works as a truck driver and will be moving into the home with one of his sons, who is currently enrolled at St. Thomas University. Leonard is excited to begin his homeownership journey and set an example for his sons.
“A Habitat home will help us save money, live sustainably, and become debt-free.”
De’Vonta and MyShayla are a married couple on a journey to become first-time homeowners. They both work at Publix, and among many things are looking forward to having a backyard for their kids.
James and Brenda McNeal will be sharing their home with their three-year old granddaughter. The McNeal’s were excited to participate in Habitat’s homeownership preparation classes and feel they learned a lot. They are excited to finally be achieving their dream of homeownership and have been incredibly enthusiastic through the entire program.
“Achieving homeownership has been my dream as a single parent. I always thought it was impossible, but God showed me one more time that nothing is impossible for him.”
Diana Mores was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to Florida in 2008 with her mother, stepfather, and little brother. She is a single mother to two kids, 9-year-old Kedian and 4-year-old Zoe. Diana works as a Lead Server at Club Tipico Dominicano and has been with them for more than 4 years. In her free time, she loves to read, research, and learn about and celebrate other cultures. Diana had always dreamed that her family would have their own home, but rising rent and home prices made this dream feel out of reach; this was until she learned of Habitat for Humanity. At her first Habitat Homeowner volunteer shift, Diana received a Habitat-branded keychain. When she looks at it now, it brings tears to her eyes and serves as a reminder that she is on the path to homeownership.
Since qualifying for Habitat’s Homeownership program, Diana has already felt the strength, passion, and enthusiasm of Habitat Partner families. She looks forward to completing partnership hours on her home and the homes of her future neighbors. .
“Being a homeowner is a dream come true. I look forward to building memories and meeting milestones with my family in our future home.”
Sharell Murphy was born and raised in Boca Raton and works as an Administrative Assistant at Campbell Property Management; she has been with the organization for 8 years. Sharell is a mother of three adult children, 24-year-old Lucas, 23-year-old Kaitlyn, and 21-year-old Christopher. In her free time, Sharell loves to fish, decorate, and encourage others.
Sharell first learned of Habitat for Humanity through a friend who previously built with Habitat. She is looking forward to learning more about homeownership through Habitat’s Homeowner workshops. Sharell is most excited to have a permanent residence her grandchildren can enjoy.
“Becoming a first-time homeowner will be a dream come true.”
Alicia is a single mom of three boys who works as a security officer. Despite working a full-time job, she has experienced homelessness on more than one occasion in the past. Partnering with Habitat will provide Alicia with an opportunity to purchase an affordable home where she can raise her family.
Janet Warren was born and raised in Pahokee so setting up permanent roots there for her children is incredibly important to her. She currently works as an LPN for Dignity Healing in Pahokee. Janet is excited to move into her Habitat Home with her three children, Eulicia, Janiya, and Tyson.
For decades, Habitat for Humanity has set the stage for families, volunteers, donors and supporters to come together, to build decent homes that provide the foundation for a better life.