“I am learning so much that I wasn’t taught growing up. Habitat is setting me up for success as a homeowner.”
Tacoyia Davis, a single mother and Records Technician at All Smiles Orthodontics, is an inspiring individual in the Habitat for Humanity program. She is determined, humble, and passionate, always striving to reach her goals. Tacoyia believes in continuous learning and surrounds herself with individuals who can teach her valuable lessons.
With her 3-year-old daughter, Zilynn, Tacoyia has faced the challenges of finding an affordable and safe environment in today’s economy. The constant worry about rent increases and the struggle to make ends meet has been a burden. Tacoyia is determined to finish college to secure a better future for herself and her daughter, so they no longer have to live paycheck to paycheck.
When Tacoyia received the news of her acceptance into the Habitat for Humanity program, she felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. She recalls her initial thoughts, saying, “I’m ready! I’ve prayed for this, and God is answering my prayers.” Tacoyia is immensely grateful for the opportunity and is eager to start working on the building sites.
Through the program’s classes, Tacoyia has been exposed to valuable knowledge and skills that were missing from her upbringing. She feels that these lessons are setting her up for success, equipping her with the tools to maintain her forever home and avoid unnecessary expenses for repairs. Tacoyia is particularly excited about having her own garage, front yard, and backyard, envisioning a comfortable life for herself and her daughter.
Tacoyia’s story is a testament to the transformative impact of Habitat for Humanity. It provides individuals like Tacoyia with not only a safe and stable home but also the skills and knowledge to maintain it. As we hear Tacoyia’s inspiring journey, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of advocating for affordable housing in our community and beyond. For more information on our affiliate’s advocating efforts, you can visit our Advocate Page on our website.