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Meet Bay Area Habitat for Humanity’s first Habitat homeowner in La Porte as she reflects on her moving journey.


Since its founding in 1991, Bay Area Habitat for Humanity has served over 170 families in the Texas gulf region. Our goal is to build homes, communities, and hope as everyone deserves a place to call home! One brick at a time, we aspire to eliminate substandard housing for ALL through partnering with families in our communities to build affordable homes that they can call their own.

Our homeowners, like Bernadine, are incredibly strong, and they are familiar with faith, perseverance, hard work, and determination. They build their homes alongside volunteers, Habitat staff, and members of the community, and their resilience shines. Thank you, Bernadine, for sharing your story with us.