Before moving into their Habitat home, Margarita Rene and her two boys lived in a small apartment located in La Porte for over 20 years. The one-bedroom apartment had constant moisture leaks that grew mold, which caused John, her oldest son to develop horrible allergies. In addition to that, foundation issues left the structure deteriorating and large cracks in the wall. However, the Rene family stuck it out because they couldn’t find an affordable alternative. Today the Rene Family lives in a three-bedroom Habitat home in La Porte, a community they have known for years where they are already well acquainted with neighbors.