Carrie Angrum lived in the Iberville housing project for 12 years before being forced to move due to the demolition of the buildings. While looking for a new place to live, she spotted a Habitat home for rent in the St. Roch neighborhood that was her “dream home.” Applying for the home through a Section 8 voucher proved to cost more than buying the home through the New Orleans Habitat program, however, so she applied for that instead! Now she is on her way to owning her own home!
Her daughter, Tranetta, is already a New Orleans Habitat homeowner. Carrie is mother to 3 girls, with 5 grand babies. She has been in New Orleans for 35 years.