Meet the Colvin Family
House 35 Future Homeowners!
The family we selected for our 35th build has a housing need. Donna and Danika, along with Danika’s children, live in a small trailer that is falling apart. The floor has holes as large as textbooks; in several places, it is soft and feels like it will cave in. Water is leaking from the ceiling and under the sink. Danika tries to keep things clean, but the water rots the floors and ceilings. Before getting the trailer, Danika was homeless. At least the trailer is better than being homeless. Not long after getting the trailer, Danika had her mom, Donna, move in so she could help with her medical needs.
Danika works hard at her job, repaired her credit, saved as much as she could, and was ready to have a permanent home that was not falling down around her. She had nightmares of once more being homeless. In late February, we were pleased to inform Danika and Donna that they were the selected family for the next Habitat build. Since then, her nightmares have nearly stopped. She still has them, but not nightly.
Caidon, Danika’s son, said, “I never thought my mom would have her own home before I graduate. Or ever. We were gonna live in that trailer forever. But we will have one. Before I’m 18.”