Sunday, January 29Hampton Roads Weekly

Habitat for Humanity Family Moves into New Home on Christmas Eve

Proving there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” Lori Boone and her daughter, Kiana, moved into their new Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads (Habitat SHR) house on Christmas Eve 2018.

The new home on Lake Kennedy Drive in Suffolk is the last in a nine-home cluster built through Habitat SHR over the past three years.

“It’s always special when a new Habitat family takes ownership, but it was extra special to have it happen on Christmas Eve,” said Frank Hruska, the Executive Director of Habitat SHR. “We are so grateful to our many community partners and volunteers who made the Boone home on Lake Kennedy Drive a reality before the end of the year.”

Lori and Kiana had lived with Lori’s mother in a two-bedroom house in Suffolk.  Lori has worked for the past 18 years as an administrative coordinator for the City of Portsmouth’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services. Kiana is a student at Norfolk State University.

The mother-daughter family are thrilled to be in their new home together one they now officially call their own.