Habitat for Humanity provides home for Albany teacher

Habitat for Humanity provides home for Albany teacher

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Flint River Habitat for Humanity makes an Albany Teacher's dream come true.
Third grade teacher Angela Evans is in love with her new home and the Flint River Habitat for Humanity says they're committed to helping families become homeowners.

Angela Evans cuts the ribbon to her new home here on Pinedale Court.

"I'm happy, I feel good to have my new house," said Angela Evans, Homeowner.

Evans, a third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School will be living in a four bedroom, newly renovated home with her three grandchildren and foster child.

"I love kids," said Evans. "I've been working with kids ever since I was 17 and I enjoy kids."

9-year-old Kaswayla McNeill says she loves her new home.

"I like how it's big," said Kaswayla McNeill. "I like the color of it and I like my room."

Their hand prints are cemented into the walkway leading to the front door signifying memories for the family.

"When we get older we can come back to our memories," said Lakia Johnson.

 It took 9 months of renovations and help from the community with organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, The Buffalo Soldiers, and college students to complete the home.

"It was so many people who came to the table to make this happen," said Benita Childs, Vice Chair of Flint River Habitat for Humanity.

Evans worked on it too and completed classes on how to maintain a home, financing and budgeting.

"We just don't offer you a home because you meet the requirements we train you into how to sustain you in a home so that foreclosure will never be an issue," said Childs.

8- year- old Javon Evans has this to say to those who helped build their dream home.

"I thank ya'll for helping with our house," said Javon Evans.

The Flint River Habitat for Humanity is currently working with another family who will live across the street from the Evans family. They hope to move in by the end of the year.

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