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The GILES Family


Shalare Powell and her husband Nicholas Giles have been approved for a new home by Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa. The home is currently under construction on Juanita Drive in Alberta City. Shalare has two small daughters and wants a safe place for them to live. They currently live in an apartment that is in an unsafe area with a lot of crime and is in need of many repairs. She is a survivor of two natural disasters. The first being Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the second being the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa in 2011. Shalare was in her home when the tornado struck. She took shelter in her bathroom and managed to survive even though the home was completely destroyed. This individual has lost everything she owned twice and had to start all over again. Down payment assistance would help this family get back on their feet after being devastated twice. The money will be used to lower their mortgage amount, making their monthly payment lower and affordable. Their new Habitat home will also have a safe room to give them peace of mind.


To see more pictures of the Giles’ house, please click here.



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