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Tanikka and family


My name is Tanikka.  I have two sons Jaylen,11 years old and DeJean, 8 years old.  Owning my own home has always been just a dream for me.  Recently, I moved back home to buy my own home; but not long after moving back home, I realized that it was going to be more than I could afford.  Living back home quickly became an overcrowded situation.

I heard through a friend that Habitat was accepting applications and at first I must admit I was very hesitant.  I just couldn't believe that there was even a possibility that I could be given the opportunity to own my own home.  I went to the seminar got the application, filled it out, and expected to be denied.  It wasn't until I was chosen to do the big application, did I actually believe I had a good chance of owning a place my children and I could call home.

When I received the call that I would be getting one of the houses Habitat had to offer I was completely speechless.  So many emotions where running through me, and in the end, all I could do was cry and thank God.  I'm so truly grateful and would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for making my dream of owning my own home a reality.


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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

377 Broad Street
New London Connecticut, 06320
Telephone: 860-442-7890
Fax: 860-701-1334