Lakiera Carter seeks to build a strong foundation for her three-year-old son Ja’mir by owning her own home with Manatee Habitat. Currently living with family, Lakiera is excited to show her son that anything is possible with hard work and determination. Lakeria tells us “Being a homeowner means a lot to me. I’ve never had a place to call my own before, and having this opportunity brings a smile to my face when I think of it”.

A single mom, Lakiera has worked in the service industry for six years and is excited to work with volunteers and other homeowners to build more affordable housing in Manatee County. For Lakiera, “working with Habitat will help me gain financial stability and live independently – my son and I will have peace of mind and a better future in our own home”. Please join us in congratulating Lakiera and Ja’mir for taking the first step towards homeownership with Habitat!