On Thursday, June 3, NOAHH dedicated the home of Ticara Hawkins at 4728 Dodt in New Orleans East. Hawkins grew up in New Orleans East and lost everything to Hurricane Katrina. After returning from her relocation in Georgia, she returned to New Orleans and to a Hilton hotel for a year and a half. Now she will be moving into her new Habitat home.
The home is sponsored by the Fund for Humanity, which is generated by the homeowners who are paying back their mortgages on the Habitat homes already built in the New Orleans area.
Hawkins says she wants to own a reception hall for wedding planning, birthday parties, baby showers, and other events, and now that she owns a home, she will start on realizing her other dreams.