A photo of Adasha Palmer and her three sons

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat homes are not free. They are purchased with 0% interest and homebuyers must commit over 200 hours of “sweat equity” to the construction of their home. Adasha volunteered in any way possible and went beyond the required 200 hours.

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The Palmer Family Home

-established February 7, 2023

The Palmer family is one of many in Texas who struggle to find safe, affordable housing. Single mom Adasha Palmer has worked tirelessly for years to provide for her with three boys (ages 7,10,15). “But it never seems like enough,” she said. “Every place we have lived has something wrong.”

Adasha described her current rental as unsafe both inside and out. “Our roof has a lot of holes, so every time it rains we end up with big puddles of water in the house. And it rains all the time in Beaumont,” she told us. “We also have little mites that come through the ceiling and walls that are awful.”

But Adasha’s biggest concern is the sound of gunshots that ring out almost nightly. “I just pray that a bullet doesn’t come through a window.”

Adasha went on to describe her dream of having a safe home for her boys where they could feel free to be outside in the evenings. “It really hurts me that I cannot protect them the way that I want to.”

All that is going to change soon. The Palmer family was accepted into the Habitat Homeownership Program a few years ago and they will be moving into their brand-new home, begun on the South Steps of the Texas State Capitol, by Summer 2023.

“I was so excited when I heard the news,” the first-time homeowner said. “I was determined to do everything I could to make this a reality. Owning our own home will give us the stability and security I’ve been working so long for. I now will have something I can pass down to my sons.”