February 16, 2007
Reported by Jordan Sandler
Tammy Bellar's packing up, and moving out. It's been a long year for her and her two teenagers, living in a FEMA trailer.
But today's a new day. Through the help of Project Build a Future, the Bellar's are moving out of the trailer, and into a brand new home.
Project Build a Future is a local faith based organization, who is helping low income individuals into home ownership.
"Basically what we're doing to the community is building hundred-thousand dollar homes, that we can turn around and sell for seventy-thousands dollars," says executive director of Project Build a Future Nicole Miller. "We're able to bring together the partners that lower our costs, that bring principle reduction and down-paying assistance to the family."
For Project Build a Future, Tammy's home is their second completed project, and their first since Hurricane Rita. But for Tammy:
"It means the world to us. We are so proud, we are so blessed, we are just ecstatic about everything. This is a dream come true to us."
And Project Build a Future's looking to make more dreams come true. Across the street from Tammy's new home on Louisiana Avenue, just south of the I-10, three more houses are set to be built.