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My name is Ebony Brooks, and I am native to Texas. I have three amazing children, and I try to teach them morals, values, kindness, care and to love others. I work two jobs to make a better life for my children. We have lived in several places where the landlord was a slum lord. We had broken windows, problems with our plumbing, a flooding yard, no air conditioning, high electric bills, and a faulty hot water heater. The rent was constantly going up and their repairs were always half done, so it became very discouraging. Applying for a traditional loan does not work, either.

I want to thank Bay Area Habitat for Humanity and all the people involved in the decision to make our dream of owning a home a reality, because I know that love and kindness and believing that there are people who really care are still out there.