The 2018 CommUNITY Build new home was for Latasha, her 14-year- old daughter and her son’s two-year-old daughter. Latasha lived in Concord and was looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start from her current situation. Her rental home was in disrepair with no central heating or air, broken windows and doors, mold and several other issues. Latasha’s location was also a constant reminder of her mother’s death in September 2016. Her mother lived just a few blocks away and was murdered in her home. A change of location helped with Latasha’s continued healing. This new home is also be located closer to Latasha’s job and will be a great place for her daughter to begin early college.
The home was built in the Carver Community in Kannapolis. This service area is part of a partnership between the City of Kannapolis and Habitat Cabarrus that seeks to revitalize the neighborhood through new construction and critical home repairs.