GULFPORT — Tammy Mohns and her three sons have a new home thanks to thousands of volunteer hours and Habitat for Humanity. She received the keys last week to the three-bedroom, two-bath stucco home on Ninth Avenue S, the first new build for Habitat in Gulfport.
Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, said although the organization has renovated a few homes in Gulfport over the years, the Mohns' home is the first new build.
"Gulfport's historically been a challenge," he said. "Part of it's in a flood plain (where we don't build) and single lots have been hard to come by. We're delighted to be in this community, and already have plans for a second house in the city."
Mohns, a single mom who works two jobs, and fulfilled all the organization's requirements including building some of the home herself, said it was the realization of a dream.
"I've never had a home to come home to," she said. "Now I do, and my boys have a home they can come home to."