“After taking the classes, I’ve tried to become more financially responsible.  Meeting the other families in the program through classes and volunteer time was neat too.  We build each other up along the journey.  The program is challenging, but like anything in life, you must keep working to get where you want to go.  It has motivated me to make better choices and think about the end goal.” 

Every Homeowner Has a Story

Future Habitat Homeowner
DeAdria B.

DeAdria B. is a creative, kind soul with goals on where she wants her life to go.  She is the mother to a little boy, Denym (1).  DeAdria says, “He enjoys music like his mom, and he really likes to dance!”  Denym is playful and energetic, and he likes saying “Hi” and learning new words.  Meanwhile, aside from being a loving, doting mother, DeAdria enjoys uploading content on her YouTube channels, singing, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and doing pretty much anything creative.  She laughs and states, “I’m also definitely a Pinterest mom.”  She currently works in the Dietary Department at St. Vincent Hospital.

The family lives with DeAdria’s parents as DeAdria saves up to purchase a house and cares for her son.  She says, “I am super grateful for my parents.  I was pregnant with my baby at 20, and I had a lot of uncertainty about my future.  I didn’t want to be a single mom paying high rent because I have a lot of fun things I want to do with my son.”   

“My mom encouraged me to apply for the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program, and I did.  I doubted whether I would qualify, but I did it anyway because I didn’t have anything to lose.  Then, I got a phone call saying I was accepted!” 

Since beginning the Habitat homeownership program, DeAdria has been busy with work, parenting, and sweat equity.  She says, “After taking the classes, I’ve tried to become more financially responsible.  Meeting the other families in the program through classes and volunteer time was neat too.  We build each other up along the journey.  The program is challenging, but like anything in life, you must keep working to get where you want to go.  It has motivated me to make better choices and think about the end goal.” 

“For me, owning a Habitat home will mean security and stability.  It will be my house and my land.”  DeAdria goes on to say, “The house will represent a lot to me beyond something physical.  It will mean I accomplished something bigger than what I could have imagined.  I can do anything once I do this – the sky is the limit.”  She adds, “To other young adults and parents – don’t think you can’t accomplish this … because I’m doing it, and it’s achievable.” 

Looking to the future, DeAdria says, “With this home, I will have extra room for our family and a workspace for myself.  I will be able to continue to put out creative content and have the freedom to do whatever I want with my house.  I’m looking forward to decorating it and making it our own.” 

“I would like to thank everyone who volunteers for devoting their time to myself and multiple others.  I truly think it is a blessing.”  DeAdria states, “Volunteering is not something they have to do, but they are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts … and it’s hard work!  Please know that it does not go unnoticed.  Thank you!”  DeAdria adds, “My family and friends have been encouraging me along the way and pushing a lot of support into my life.  I am thankful past the moon and back for them.”