2 families get keys to their Habitat for Humanity homes

first_imgEvergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicated two new houses Sunday afternoon, handing over the keys to new homes and new chapters in the lives of two single mothers and their families.Dakota Palmore and Tiffany Hauxhurst will move into their new three-bedroom homes in the Father Blanchet Park neighborhood of Vancouver after years of applications and construction.Palmore helped with building, as all Habitat recipients do, but also with the larger organization.“A lot of it would be like bingo night. I’d come out and read the numbers for bingo. Barbecues, events, anything that they’re doing with Habitat events,” she said. “But mostly building.”Her sons, 21-year-old Ray and 4-year old Keavee, will join her, and they’re all elated.“To be here, I’m just so excited,” she said. “In the beginning, it seems like it’s going to happen really quick, and then you realize you need to be patient.”Finding stable housing has been a challenge, and Palmore has been sharing a room with her youngest, but now he’ll have his own room and space to be himself.last_img read more