Believe Everyone Should Have A Decent Place To Live? Join the Catholic Parishes of Lexington!
For decades, the Catholic community in Lexington has supported Habitat projects and homebuyers. Despite the continuing challenges facing our community with COVID-19, the 2021 partnership moves forward with the support of Lexington's parishes, and in partnership with Thrivent. The next build is expected to kick off in October 2021.
When you give, you help bring quality, affordable housing within reach of families in our community. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support transforms lives. Thank you.
2021 Homebuyer Family
For Shelia, becoming a Lexington Habitat homeowner means more than having a quality, affordable place to live. When she found out she had been accepted to the program, she told her mom “I’m not taking anything but the TV and our pictures. I want a fresh start!”
She shares this fresh start with her four kids, Jamond (13), Jamont (11), Journey (10) and Ivyonna (5). As a single parent, Shelia has faced many obstacles, “Sometimes getting up to do what I have to is hard, but I don’t have a choice. It’s just me.” She knows what it’s like to work hard for your dreams.
After achieving her longtime dream of homeownership, Sheila plans to go back to school and become a hairdresser. She also aspires to help others. “Another goal I have is to help people better understand their credit and how important it is.”
Originally from Frankfort, Shelia has lived in Kentucky her whole life and looks forward to finally having a safe, stable forever home here for her family. “There’s a lot of crime at our current place. I just want my children to be safe and comfortable.”
She works at Aramark and spends her free time helping her children enjoy their favorite activities: dance, skateboarding, baseball, football, gaming and playing with their dog, Elijah.
When asked what she would like to say to the people who will help her build her home, Shelia said, “My kids and I are grateful. We really appreciate it and I can’t thank them enough.”
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Lexington Habitat for Humanity
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Organization Mailing Address:
700 E. Loudon Ave
Lexington, KY 40505