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Big Bend Habitat for Humanity builds Tallahassee family new home

Posted at 8:44 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 06:20:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One hardworking Tallahassee family finally has a place to call home.

It's all thanks to Big Bend Habitat for Humanity and their mission to build affordable homes for families who need a helping hand.

"That people would just donate their time and come out to help me realize my dream. It just shows me how selfless people can be and it makes me so grateful," said Tarlisha Montgomery, Habitat's newest homeowner.

Tarlisha couldn't stop smiling as she gave a tour of her new home. She's raised her children renting a small, two bedroom apartment, all three of them sharing a bathroom.

"I've always wanted to give my children a home. And there's been obstacles in my way but I was able to work hard every day and never give up on my dreams," said Tarlisha. "And here it is, it's my home."

A home finally giving Courtnei and Corey their own space.

"We wanted our own rooms for the longest time," said Courtnei. "We just never had the chance to but it's time for us to, you know, have our own space."

Both already have a vision of their bedrooms.

"My team, my basketball team, the Warriors," said Corey.

The Montgomerys say their favorite part of all this, they finally have a place they can call their forever home.

"It's beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. It's my dream home. My forever home," said Tarlisha.

It's all thanks to teens from Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Rickards High Habitat Chapters. They spent the past 18 months building the Montgomery's new home.

"I'm just really immensely proud of how much progress we've made and that we can actually bring a smile to these families faces," said Conqualla Scott with Rickards High Habitat Chapter.

Helping make dreams come true, one family at a time.