West Orange Habitat for Humanity to host new home dedications

The nonprofit organization will welcome four new homeowners at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Criswell Court, 275 Center St.

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The West Orange Habitat for Humanity is hosting a new home dedication ceremony for four individuals next week. 

The nonprofit, which brings people together to build homes, communities and hope, will welcome Shannon Ligon, Christina Carbajal, Danykqua, and Tiffany Mejia to their new Criswell Court neighborhood. 

According to Habitat, each of the four women partnered with the organization to complete 200 hours of sweat equity, take financial literacy classes, save for an affordable down payment on their home and agreed to pay back a no-interest mortgage to Habitat.

"They have each worked incredibly hard to make their dreams of homeownership a reality and on this night we will celebrate each of them as we hand over the keys to their very own homes," the nonprofit said. 

Ligon and her daughter, Neirah, 7, are excited to see their home completed. 

“I have always been a dreamer," Shannon Ligon said. "I dreamed of graduating high school, and I did that. I dreamed of becoming a mom to a beautiful baby girl, and I did that. … all of you are helping yet another dream of mine come true, to become a homeowner.”

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Criswell Court, 275 Center St. 

To RSVP for the dedications, click here. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.