2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: Washington, D.C. partner families -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: Washington, D.C. partner families

Tarneisah Whitehead family
Tarneisah Whitehead saw how unsafe her apartment complex was for her 12-year-old daughter, Ebony, and decided it was time to go. The two are now sharing a room in Whitehead’s mother’s house in Anacostia, but they will soon have a new Habitat home in Ivy City.

   

Andargachew Negash family
Andargachew Negash is excited about moving his family into a better space. He, his wife and their three children are crammed into a two-bedroom, rodent-infested apartment that costs $1,000 a month to rent. After getting his new Habitat home, he hopes to go to pharmacy school.

   

Donna Hines family
Donna Hines says there have been murders around the public housing high-rise where she lives with her two sons. “I think my kids deserve better,” she says. Soon, she will have a three-bedroom house for her sons, her 16-year-old nephew, and her new baby daughter.

   

Endalkachew Haile family
Endalkachew Haile and his wife, Dagmawit Belete, came to the U.S. three years ago from Ethiopia, seeking a better life. For nine months, they have lived in a vermin-infested apartment with faulty wiring and a leaky air-conditioning unit. They look forward to having a new home for their baby son, Tinsae.

   

Kiona Mack family
Kiona Mack tries to keep her two children active, but she says the federally subsidized apartment complex where she lives is not a safe environment. Soon, however, her son, Arnez, and daughter, Arreona, will have a yard to play in behind their new Habitat house.

   

Norma Gales
For the past five years, Norma Gales has seen her rent fluctuate between $295 and $746, making it nearly impossible to budget wisely. But the new Habitat home she will share with her 13-year-old daughter, Tiara, will have a stable, affordable mortgage.

   
 

Shawanna Davis
Shawanna Davis said there’s a very simple reason why she worked so persistently to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.: her three children. Davis has already been volunteering on the weekends on Habitat work in Ivy City, where her family will have a new home.