Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is happy to welcome D’Angelo, his wife, Tierra, and their children Gabriella (7), Arianna (5), Mar’riana (3), and Josiah (1) into the Homeownership Program.
D’Angelo is originally from Mobile, Alabama, but relocated to Columbia, TN in high school. He was raised in a close-knit family, always playing games with his younger brother and sister. Tierra grew up in Columbia, TN alongside her five siblings. She sadly lost her father at a young age, so her family had to frequently move throughout her childhood. For her, providing a stable, permanent space for their family to call home is truly a blessing.
D’ Angelo currently works at Magna Seating of Spring Hill as a utility floater and aspires to attend trade school for industrial maintenance and one day hopes to start his own business. His wife, Tierra, has her hands full as a stay-at-home mom for their four lively children.
In his spare time, D’Angelo enjoys fishing, hunting, working on cars, and spending time with his kids. His favorite activity, of course, is being a father. “We like being adventurous and doing things together as a family,” he states. Tierra loves to cook and is excited to prepare home-cooked meals in her own kitchen.
This home is a dream come true for the Bettis family. Although becoming homeowners has been a lifelong goal for the Bettis family, they were not able to qualify for traditional mortgage options. The family’s present living conditions are unsafe and overcrowded, resulting in their three daughters sharing a cramped bedroom.
Through the Habitat Homeownership Program, his children will finally have bedrooms of their own and the Bettis family will have a safe space where they will make lasting memories together.
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is happy to welcome De’Sheria McClain, her son, Jaiden (15), and her daughter, Kamiyah (8) to the Homeownership Program.
Born and raised in Columbia, TN, De’Sheria attended Columbia Central High School before earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University.
De’Sheria works as a program case manager for South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, a non-profit that specializes in reentry, workforce development, and literacy.
Through her role, she connects clients with the resources and community support they need to succeed. From rehab facilities or transitional housing to counseling, clothing, or education opportunities.
“My favorite part of my job is seeing when someone achieves one of their goals or gets the proper help they were needing. To see people, smile about getting their GED or graduating from rehab is always a great feeling,” she shares.
After renting apartments for the past eight years, the McClain family is excited to have a permanent place to call home. “Owning a home will provide a safe environment for my children, stability, and a place to always come back to.” she remarks.
De’Sheria is looking forward to hosting holidays, having more space for their pets, and spending quality time together as a family playing games and doing karaoke.
“I want to let you know how much I appreciate everyone giving me this opportunity for a new start for me and my family. The path to homeownership has been a goal of mine for quite a while and I am excited about what is to come next. I could not have done this without your help.”
Congratulations, McClain family!