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Habitat for Humanity home construction


Habitat's First Full Rehab

This home will be Habitat's first rehabilitation project. The property was purchased from a private resident along with 3.5 acres for future development. Upon completion, this rehabilitated home will be 1432 square feet and feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Meet the Coleman Family

Nyesha Coleman, a dedicated health information professional at the Elkhart Clinic for eight years, dreams of a safe and secure space for herself and her son Amir.

Nyesha’s current living situation with her mom and stepdad is supportive, but it isn’t a long-term solution. She recently ended her apartment lease in Elkhart with the exciting goal of moving into her Habitat home soon. Sharing a cramped space with just one bathroom isn’t ideal for a multi-generational family.

“Before this,” Nyesha says, “we were living in unsafe conditions. It wasn’t a place where I wanted Amir to grow up.” She recounts a past incident, highlighting the importance of a secure neighborhood. “There wasn’t even a yard for him to
play in.”


She found hope when a friend and co-worker, inspired by a past Habitat for Humanity Elkhart County partner family, shared their positive experience. Nyesha, determined to create a better life for herself and Amir, decided to apply for the program. When she was selected, the joy was overwhelming. “Habitat is giving me more than just a house,” Nyesha beams. “It’s giving me peace of mind. It’s a place where Amir can finally have his own space to play, and it’s a legacy I can build for our family.”

The financial literacy classes offered by Habitat proved invaluable. “Those classes were a game-changer,” Nyesha emphasizes. “They not only helped me save for the down payment, but they also empowered me to manage my finances effectively for the long term. Now, thanks to Habitat, I can even dream about going back to school for botany and horticulture!”

Nyesha has already been putting in her sweat-equity hours. “I’ve been helping to build homes for other partner families,” she shared. “It’s been an amazing experience to see these houses come together, knowing what it means for each family.” 

With Habitat’s support, Nyesha is not only securing a safe haven for her son, but also paving the way for a brighter future filled with education and personal growth.


Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors:

Welch Packaging
Patrick Industries

Bontrager Family Foundation
Old National Bank Foundation

Crossroads United Way


Additional Partners:

Vista Manufacturing

Borkholder Building & Supply

Miller's Building Supply

MasterBrand Cabinets

The groundbreaking for this home is scheduled for March 27th.

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