Committee members help move families forward

Ilyasah N. Shabazz | March 15, 2016

Our family selection committee plays a critical and rewarding role of accepting future Habitat Wake homeowners into our program. Kenisha Hinton, a program manager with Wake County Department of Human Services, has served as a committee member for more than a year. After hearing about a family in her church who was building with Habitat Wake and learning about the family selection committee from a friend, Kenisha joined.

kenisha “It is most rewarding to see that we’re connecting families and giving them an opportunity,” says Kenisha. “For many of our families, homeownership is out of the realm of being a tangible possibility. As a committee member, we get to see the faces of children and future homeowners light up when they realize they have this opportunity. We also see their commitment to the process.”

Kenisha, a frequent Wake ReStore shopper, shares her excitement when seeing our partner families in the ReStore completing “sweat equity” hours. “As volunteers with Habitat Wake, we are helping future homeowners help themselves.”