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09/27/03

Family Moves Into Habitat For Humanity Home

An Ocean Springs family became homeowners on Saturday for the first time. They're now moving into a new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. The family says Habitat was an answer to their prayers.

Debra Davis said before Habitat for Humanity helped her build her home she was going down a dead-end street.

"You're paying for something you'll never own. It's just money just..going up in flames," she said.

Debra was renting a small house and paying a big amount for rent every month.

She said she wanted to be a homeowner, but didn't think she could ever be able to save enough money. That's when she heard about Habitat for Humanity.

"I really thank everyone that made it possible for me because the money I make now is going toward my own home."

Davis has two jobs and the full-time job of raising six boys, so she says this Habitat for Humanity home came at just the right time.

"This here is a blessing that came in disguise. It's just still a shock to me," Davis said.

"To own your own home you can't ask for a greater gift, and she says she's been praying for that, and her prayers were answered," Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Mitch Ellerby said.

"I'm happy that they reached out a hand because they made it possible for me and my six kids to own a home," Davis said.

With Habitat for Humanity, Debra is now able to own a home. A home built by volunteers and her family and loans that she can pay back at an extremely low interest.

"Words, I can't even think to say how happy I am that a dream has come true for me and my boys."

By Claire Nelson

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