Last week, we surprised Bracy and Tabatha, Casey, and Latalla with Starkville Habitat partnerships. Each family is exceptional in their own way, and we are looking forward to helping them become homeowners.
Bracy and Tabatha Johnson
In the fall of 2022, Bracy and Tabatha will become homeowners! We’re excited to announce our partnership with Starkville residents Bracy and Tabatha Johnson. The couple communicates with each other on all decisions and works together as a unit. The husband and wife are raising their daughter Senaria (7) and were expecting another child when they applied to partner with us. Now, they have another daughter Brentleigh (2 mo.), who is a happy, healthy baby. Bracy works in landscaping with Circle B Cutters, and Tabatha is a self-employed hairdresser and stylist. During the interview process, Bracy said he had moved several times already, seeking a safer environment for his wife and daughters. His employer also highly recommended him for Habitat home ownership. Bracy and Tabatha are a hardworking couple who share the same goals for their family. Starkville Habitat chose to partner with the Johnsons because they were good candidates. The family has shown stability and responsibility, and they have a need for better housing.
Spring 2023 will see the development of a home for our new partner, Casey McQuiller! When she applied, Casey was working three jobs while caring for her three children, Jaleriah (13), Allison (7), and son Jayceon (4). The Starkville resident is a Bakery Lead at Kroger, who applied to be a partner in the past, but was not selected. Casey took advice from the Selection Committee about financial security seriously, and became financially stable before applying again. She did it! Casey proved herself to be a worthy and responsible Habitat applicant in need of better housing. We are proud of Casey, and so is her pastor (pictured below), who came to support her at our partnership announcement.
We can’t wait for fall 2023, when our new partner, Latalla Harris, will become a homeowner! The single mom and Starkville native cares for her community. Latalla is Director of the J.L. King Center and a seasonal Supervisor for Southern Food Catering. In addition to her regular work, Latalla teaches free fitness classes for the community. Latalla is a great partner for homeownership, as she has shown stability, responsibility, and a need for better housing. She is a hard-worker with such a heart for our community. We’re excited to welcome Latalla and her son Jace (3) into the Starkville Habitat family. She (left) is pictured with her mother (right), who came to celebrate.