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meet the Usher family

Habitat for Humanity | Lafayette, IN

Chasity and Son Jackson

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

Psalm 127:1

C hasity Usher grew up in West Lafayette but lived in Otterbein during most of her school years. She graduated from Benton Central High School. After high school, she attended Ivy Tech Community College and became a certified dental assistant. She spent the next eight years working as a dental assistant and then, needing a work schedule more conducive to being a single parent, began working at Kirby Risk Corporation in a product support position. Chasity is currently a student in Human Resources at Harrison College and might temporarily suspend those classes while she dedicates more hours to her Habitat home.

Chasity’s son, Jackson, is eight years old and in second grade at Murdock School. He has a rowdy rescue cat named Roxanne, who was a birthday present. Jackson enjoys making colorful fishtail rubber band bracelets. He wears a blue and green bracelet and his mom’s are multicolored. Every Thursday afternoon, Jackson plays flag football; he says football is “more fun this year because we get to have actual games.” Jackson adds that his mom “cooks great pork chops and her alfredo sauce tastes really good.” Jackson also likes to play Minecraft; and, he enjoys the calming, rhythmic movement of playground swings. Jackson’s mom and dad remain good friends and they celebrate birthdays and other events as a team.

Chasity is a busy mom and says “being a mom is gratifying and being a single parent has made her stronger.” When describing herself Chasity says she “does not like to ask for help” and feels fortunate to have Habitat assist her in earning her home. She has started putting in her sweat equity hours at the ReStore but is truly inspired about “putting my hands on my own home.” Chasity and Jackson eagerly look forward to their new home. Jackson wants his own bedroom so he can decorate it in his favorite color, green. Chasity is eager for her own home so she can provide routine and structure to Jackson’s daily life, a safe environment and, most of all, to provide financial stability for Jackson and herself.

Chasity is a busy mom and says “being a mom is gratifying and being a single parent has made her stronger.”