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Erica

2014 Wells Fargo/City of Concord House

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.

Erica lived in the Carver Community in a house that looked just fine from the outside.  But when members of the Family Selection Committee toured her house they discovered rotted siding, multiple cracks in the foundation, and a serious mold growth that aggravated an underlying health issue and set off Erica’s migraine headaches.

Erica felt the Habitat for Humanity program was a positive move that would help her build a future for herself and her teenaged daughter.  Erica took a little bit longer than usual to meet her sweat equity hours due to the ill health she suffered from extended mold exposure, but she was determined to succeed.  In October 2014 she and her daughter moved into their new home.

She and her daughter are happy and appreciative of their lovely new home.  They also enjoy the sense of community they’ve gained by being part of the Habitat Cabarrus program.  “For that we say THANK YOU,” says Erica.