After renting a home in a bad neighborhood, Felecity and her 8 year old daughter are celebrating the completion of ten homes, including their own, on Minda street.
"We started a number of years ago. We've completed our fifth house. We invited all of our home owners, the people from the neighborhood and the folks from the church is here, plus all the volunteer who worked on the houses and the organizations who have helped fund it," said Habitat director Steven Leggett.
Getting everyone in the neighborhood together was part of habitat's efforts to help the neighbors of Minda street connect.
"You know, Habitat is a Christian non-denominational organization, and we're all about community. Our motto is to put God's love into action by involving people in building homes, communities and hope," Leggett explained.
And it's the sense of community that habitat for humanity gives Felecity and her daughter that makes growing up in this neighborhood so great.
"It's a community, it's not just a business," she said. "It's not just come and apply and we'll see you when we see you. It's been like cousins and family since day one."
Because of that, Felecity feels her daughter will grow up in a much better community.
"She's in a safe place now where she can play and enjoy her home and enjoy her yard, her neighbors. And that is important because when children can't go outside and when they don't feel safe where they're at, they get the vibes from their parents when you're stressed and uncomfortable with your environment, that reflects on your children. And people don't tend to thin about that, but it does," said Felecity.
And so far, it's helped her family feel safe.
"And now, when we come home, we don't have any worries," she said. "And I'm relaxed, she's relaxed. And we're both happy."
Chick-Fil-A also helped with the funding of the project and block party today. The tenth and final home on Minda street is set to be complete by the end of this month.