Kaufman County Habitat for Humanity
a DBA of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.
Our Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our Vision: Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Kaufman County Habitat has broken ground on its first home build in Terrell, Texas at 502 S. Medora. To prepare for the building of the new home Kaufman Habitat and the City of Terrell partnered to recruit local homebuyers Perish and Ti-Juana Hambric.
When the Hambrics first heard that Kaufman Habitat was looking for a family to partner in purchasing and building a home through the Terrell Housing Department they thought it was a good idea to check into it, but they had no idea how good. They also didn’t know where in Terrell or who their neighbors would be until after they had qualified as homeowners. To the Hambrics surprise their house is being built on S. Medora - the street on which Ti-Juana’s mother lives. This news was received with shouts of glee.
“It’s been an emotional rollercoaster so far, but it’s been a long time coming,” said Perish beaming with pride. Qualifying for the home has been a blessing for the family of five and the realization of a dream come true. The Hambrics, who have been renting a home in Terrell, will now not only have enough space for their family, but to entertain and break bread with their neighbors on the street, a few of which they already drop in and check on just like their own family.
Perish said, “the thing the children are most looking forward to is being close to their granny.” T'marrion (13), who is the oldest son, is an honors student who attends Herman Furlough Junior Middle School and enjoys band, football and basketball. Marquel (8) attends John F. Kennedy Elementary and is also into sports, while Jordin (4), the youngest is busy running the house. They teasingly call her the boss!
The Hambrics road to homeownership is just beginning and it’s not going to be easy as they are responsible for coming out to build on their home and will be recruiting volunteers from the community to help out as well. They say they are up for the challenge and it will be well worth it. “We are finally going to have something of our own,” said Perish. “Something to leave behind for our children.”