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Lafayette mom accredits Habitat for Humanity for more than just home

Posted: 10:52 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 23:52:02-04

The dream of home ownership became a reality for a Lafayette mother and her children, all thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is one of the benefiting agencies of the Home for the Holidays project.

When asked if her new house was a dream come true, Quiana Hebert said, “Yes, it is because I have been wanting this for a very long time.”

Hebert says after her divorce, life was tough, but she knew she wanted Hannah, Quintin, Ashton, Issac and Oliver to grow up in a house.

Not knowing where else to turn, she applied with Habitat for Humanity.

And now, just over after submitting that application, her master bed and bath are her favorite parts of the house.

The Heberts’ home is the final one in Habitat for Humanity’s Pinhook Pocket Project in Lafayette’s Mccomb-Veazey Neighborhood and represents the agency’s 114th home completed since 1992.

However, Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway. Those who are accepted must learn about budgeting and finances, homeowner maintenance, and must also work in the construction of their new homes.

“It’s not just us giving away a home. It’s a deep engagement with the family and so rewarding in moments like this: when they get to move and start calling this home,” said Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Melinda Taylor.

“Without Habitat, I still would not have a home, and I would still be struggling to get one,” said Hebert.

Buying your Home for the Holidays ticket will allow Habitat for Humanity to continue their work and make the dream of homeownership a reality for other families like the Heberts.

The first open house to see this year’s home is this Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The four-bedroom, three-bath home is in the Bayou Tortue Manor subdivision in Broussard.

By stopping by, you can enter a drawing to win a ticket.

Buy a ticket online here .