Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County

Home Ownership

Jordan and Mikayla Dennis and daughter Payton were HFHBC’s partner family for the 2011-2012 build.  In 2011, they were approved as a partner family in May, started working their sweat equity hours in July  and were married in August.  Construction of their new home in Thompsonville began that September.  By May of 2012, Mikayla and Jordan, with help from other family members, earned the required 350 sweat equity hours by working at the Habitat ReStore, Habitat fundraisers and events and by assisting in the construction of their own home.

Mikayla works as a registered dental assistant at Franke Family Dentistry.  She has also now actively involved as a member of HFHBC’s Family Selection and Support Committee.  Jordan is employed by Frankfort Building Supply.  Payton is now  5  years old in Kindergarten, and is looking forward to her summer vacation .  In their “spare time”, Jordan, Mikayla and Payton enjoy watching the Tigers and Lions and playing basketball and softball together.  They love living in Benzie County and being close to their families.  The Thompsonville location will allow them to continue to do both.

Since moving in to their home in June 2012, Mikayla has graduated with her Associates Degree in Dental Assisting from Northwestern Michigan College. They have 2 dogs (shih Tzu’s) Gizmo and Milo and are going to be expanding their family by one more in July of 2013. They are expecting a son, and the whole family is very excited!!! Commenting on their “Habitat Experience”, Mikayla adds that “We haven’t quite lived in our house a year yet and already many wonderful things have happened to us and it’s all thanks to the Habitat for Humanity Organization. We look forward to all the other wonderful things the future holds for us”.

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