Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West celebrated the dedication of homes for the Barrie and Barker families June 4 in Covington. Construction of the homes began in November. 

Both homes were blessed by Church of the King's Dream Team community liaison Keith Bobb-Semple, and Habitat STW President and CEO Jeff St. Romain spoke on the homebuyers' journeys to homeownership.

Kellie Barrie and Venezia Barker each received a hammer and Bible representing the hard work that went into building their home and Habitat's mission of building homes, communities and hope. They will purchase their homes in mid-June.