LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - She waited 8 years, and now Terri Choncoa has moved into her new home.
Sunday more than 20 people gathered for a house blessing ceremony at Choncoa's new home on Everett Street in Lafayette.
Through Habitat for Humanity, Choncoa earned her new home through 250 hours of volunteer and community work.
In those 8 years, this single mother of one earned an associates degree and helped build other Habitat homes before finally building her own.
There were times of doubt she said, but she has a home, and now nothing can stop her.
"It's been really rough. I really didn't know if I wanted to stay in Lafayette, but I realized that I really liked the school and just wanted to stay in Lafayette, I am determined. I know what I want and right now I have everything," said Choncoa.
Building of the house started in July and had some delays due to a few Saturday rain outs.
Now finished, Choncoa said she wants repaint the walls bright colors and create a Hello Kitty room for her daughter Natalia.
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