Click on the name of one of our homeowners for more information.
Denisha is used to looking ahead of her current position. She constantly scans her surroundings and adjusts her direction and speed to navigate the safest course. Denisha transports precious cargo to and from Cabarrus County schools in her bright yellow bus each weekday. She takes the safety of all “her” children very seriously.
Odessa - Dedication Date: April 4, 2017
Askena - Dedication Date: February 27, 2017
Askena is quiet. Though she is a woman of few words one should never underestimate her, because Askena is a Doer.
Askena has a lot of extended family in Cabarrus County. In fact, in 2014 when she applied with Habitat Cabarrus Askena lived with family. She shared an overcrowded 3-bedroom house with eight other people. Askena, her daughter, and her sister shared a single bedroom.
Lucy (Elevation Church Tiny House 2) - Dedication Date: December 13, 2016
Do you remember where you were 8/29/05? Lucy does – vividly. She lived in New Orleans and that’s the date hurricane Katrina hit her city and demolished her home. Lucy had extended family in Cabarrus County and that’s how she ended up in Concord, fleeing only with the possessions she could carry in two suitcases. Lucy moved into a house that had been divided into multiple apartments in Concord. She was happy to find a 350 foot space she could afford.
Maria (Thrivent Build House) - Dedication Date: November 13, 2016
Candis (Collegiate Challenge House) Dedication Date: September 13, 2016
Candis has been an exceptionally determined future homeowner. She entered the program initially in 2014. An unexpected change in her employment removed her from the program for over a year. But Candis believed in the Habitat program and craved the stability home ownership brings. After much perseverance she re-entered the program in 2015.
Julie (Women Build House) - Dedication Date: July 25, 2016
Life has a way of changing. Julie was pretty satisfied with her life. She had successfully raised her children and was living in an affordable two-bedroom apartment. Then life happened and Julie suddenly found herself raising her five (5) granddaughters. Suddenly that two-bedroom apartment was not so comfortable with six people in it.
Coni (City of Concord/Wells Fargo House) - Dedication Date: June 28, 2016
Coni is a hard-working single mother of three. She, her son, and two daughters share a two (2) bedroom apartment. It’s a good thing this family it tight-knit because two bedrooms don’t provide a great amount of privacy. But tight quarters are only part of the reason Coni began the Habitat homeownership program.
Kristina (Builders' Blitz House) - Dedication Date: June 14, 2016
Kristina and her three children live in a small two-bedroom house. The baby shares Kristina’s room and the two other children share a bed in the second room. The quarters are tight for three growing children and their mom. And if space were the only issue, Kristina might never have sought out the homeownership program through Habitat Cabarrus. But for her family, like many low income families, size is only the beginning of the conversation.
Sonya (Building on Faith/City of Concord House) - Dedication Date: December 15, 2015
After 25 years of marriage, Sonya found herself divorced and living paycheck-to-paycheck in an overpriced apartment with her daughter Majesty. Though expensive, Sonya knew safety was a critical component for her and Majesty’s living situation. During her hardships Sonya kept a positive attitude and prayed for understanding and clarity about her future.
Heather (City of Concord House) - Dedication Date: November 17, 2015
Heather is the kind of mom who puts her children’s needs first - so she gave up the only bedroom in their small house to her sons. Heather slept on the couch so her children would be well-rested for school. Despite the overcrowding, the leaky roof, the rotten windows and doors, the dubious electrical wiring, and the lack of working HVAC - Heather still dreamed of financial independence.
Barbara (City of Kannapolis/Collegiate Challenge Tiny House) - Dedication Date: July 13, 2015
Barbara’s world shifted when her husband abruptly declared their marriage was over and forced her from their home. Barbara slept on friends’ and family member’s sofas for a while and spent some time in a homeless shelter. She was temporarily residing in a family member’s basement when she learned about Habitat for Humanity.
Demekia (North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) House) - Dedication Date: May 21, 2015
Demekia was a hard worker with a good job, terrific kids, and a housing problem… The house they lived in had asbestos tiles in the ceiling, water damage and mold throughout, the windows were painted shut, and the electrical output was iffy at best. So when a co-worker told Demekia about the Habitat home ownership program she was intrigued.
Sandra (City of Kannapolis Rehab House)
Sandra loves her family, but she knew she and her daughter needed to leave their overcrowded living situation. So she moved into Habitat Hill, our transitional housing apartment building, for a year, to help her meet home ownership criteria.
Evelyn (Thrivent Build/City of Concord House) - September 2, 2014
Evelyn first learned about the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program from a friend at her workplace. The house Evelyn rented had extensive water damage, no working heat and a very high rental rate. So even though Evelyn worked hard at a steady job, she could not make forward financial progress.
Erica (Wells Fargo/City of Concord House) - October 21, 2014
Erica always had the dream of becoming a homeowner. Her friend, another Habitat homeowner, told her about the program and urged her to check it out. Erica saw flyers in the community about financial literacy classes and attended the initial session. She was hooked.
Jazman (Eagles Nest/City of Concord House) - Dedication Date: December 2, 2014
Jazman and her four children lived in a dangerous neighborhood where they witnessed violence regularly. Jazman felt unsafe and wouldn’t allow her teenaged sons play outside unattended. In addition, their home was leaky, drafty, and moldy with poor plumbing and HVAC systems. So when a family member told her about the Habitat homeowner program she quickly embraced it.
A History of Our Homeowners
|Homeowner||Build Name/Home Sponsors||Year|
|Jennifer||City of Kannapolis/Collegiate Challenge House||2014|
|Dwayne & Erica||Wells Fargo/City of Concord House||2013|
|Terrance||Building on Faith/City of Concord House||2013|
|Carissa||Kannapolis City Schools House||2013|
|Charles & Melvina||Collegiate Challenge House||2013|
|Delicia||Builders Blitz/Niblock Homes/Wells Fargo House||2012|
|Marcial & Nancy||Collegiate Challenge House||2012|
|Lorrie||Building on Faith House||2012|
|Dyana||20th Anniversary Women Build||2011|
|Ruth||Collegiate Challenge House||2011|
|Mary||Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust House||2011|
Homeowners in Our Recycled Homes
|Thomas||Habitat Cabarrus Rehab||2012|
|Felicia||Habitat Cabarrus Rehab||2012|
|Francisco||Habitat Cabarrus Rehab||2011|
|Shantel||Habitat Cabarrus Rehab||2011|