2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: Annapolis, Maryland partner families -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: Annapolis, Maryland partner families

The Mitchell family
Wanda Mitchell is very active in her community. Although a heart transplant prevents her from doing much physical work, she volunteers at Annapolis’ Human Relations Commission and the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center. She is also earning sweat equity on the Habitat house she will share with her husband, David, and two grandchildren.

   

The Rachelle James family
Rachelle James has deep roots in Annapolis. The new Habitat house she will share with her children, Harold Lloyd, 12, and Raven Cully, 17, will be on Clay Street—the same street where James grew up and where her mother, grandmother and great-grandparents once lived.

   
 

The Allen family
Twelve years ago, Gail and Barrington Allen had to move into public housing after losing the house they owned. But an employee of the city Housing Authority told the couple about Habitat, and now they are putting in sweat-equity hours on build sites and making plans for the new home they will share with their son and two grandchildren.

   
 

The Artis family
Lakreasha Artis didn’t feel safe in the Harbor House public housing complex, so her mother, Kim Brown, encouraged her to join her in applying to Habitat for Humanity. Now both mother and daughter are getting new homes through Habitat’s Clay Street project.

   
 

The Kim Brown family
Kim Brown has spent the past 26 years living in Annapolis’ Robinwood public housing community. She said it was a good place to raise her children, but now she is ready to become a homeowner. Habitat counseled Brown on paying off her debts, and now she is among the future homeowners in the Clay Street project.

   
 

The Crowner family
Thomasine Crowner was 10 when her father died and her mother had to move the family into public housing. Crowner raised three children in public housing, but longed for a home of her own. Now she, two of her children and her niece are working with Habitat to build their new home in the Clay Street development.

   
 

The Velma Dorsey family
Velma Dorsey wants to provide a home for her granddaughters, Tamara Ireland, 16, and Kara, 13, but her current home doesn’t have enough room for three people. After a friend introduced her to Habitat, Dorsey got the ball rolling on her own new house.

   
 

The Herndon family
Cassandra Herndon says living in public housing can be difficult because of all the rules. “This summer we have been told that we are not allowed to have air conditioners in the windows,” she said. So she jumped at the opportunity to apply for a new Habitat house for herself and her three children.

   
 

The Ophelia Matthews family
Years ago, when Ophelia Matthews’ mother told her to apply for a Habitat house, she didn’t try because she thought she wouldn’t be accepted. But after years of trying to figure out how to get out of public housing, Matthews decided to give Habitat a shot.

   
 

The Ronald Moulden family
Ronald Moulden has raised four children by himself, and when neighbors saw how hard he worked to keep the family in public housing, they encouraged him to apply for a Habitat house. Now Moulden is ready to move with his two youngest children into a home on Pleasant Street.

   
 

Yolanda Murray
When Yolanda Murray heard about Habitat’s work in the Clay Street community, she jumped at the chance to provide a new home for her newborn daughter, Lauren.