Ashlee with her son and daughter.

Home is the key to more freedom

Ashlee’s biggest motivation is the future of her two children, Joshua and Jada.

“I love being a parent,” she says. “My children make me proud every day.”

In addition to her children, the Habitat house she helped build and the sense of stability it creates for her family also makes her feel a sense of pride.

Ashlee on the build site.

Joshua and Jada have both decorated their rooms the way they’ve always wanted to — without any restrictions. “They are very excited to have a home they can call their own,” Ashlee says.

One of the things that means the most to her, she says, is how much less she has to worry when they want play outside and gather with other children in the neighborhood.

Hear from Ashlee at the beginning of her Habitat journey:

Home is the Key

Our nationwide Home is the Key campaign brings together sponsors, community leaders and supporters like Habitat Humanitarians Drew and Jonathan Scott to unlock futures and change lives so that even more families have access to decent housing.

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