Hometown Habitat News

Students welcome new Habitat house owners

April 24, 2024 Courtesy of The Villages Daily Sun. Written by Garrett Shiflet, Daily Sun Staff Writer.

With tears in her eyes, Dakoata Wilcox accepted the keys to her new home in Wildwood, built by The Villages High School’s Construction Management Academy in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter.

They were tears of happiness, as Wilcox is overjoyed to be able to settle down so close to her parents, who live in The Villages, and to VHS, where her son, Elijah, is in 11th grade.

“Thank you for everything,” she said to the crowd gathered at the home dedication ceremony on Tuesday. “You’re making our dreams come true through all of this and giving us a life that we couldn’t have dreamed, and stability and a forever home.”

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