Meet the Rachel Sims Family: Future Rick Case Habitat Community Homeowners

Rachel Sims is the single mother of five wonderful kids: Mikheal – 19, RaDaijha – 17, Raphael – 16, Ryan – 13, and Ry’Carri – 12. The hardworking mother currently has three jobs; she’s a lab technician for Holy Cross Hospital, a bus attendant for BCSBT, and a Recreational Aide for BCPR. They are all members of Mount Olive Baptist Church and Redeeming Work Christian Center. One of her many great memories is dropping her eldest daughter Ra’Daijha to college, “We all assisted in the move, which gave the younger ones something to look forward to” says Rachel.

Rachel and four of her children are currently separated due to a broken pipe that burst under the foundation of her home. “I live with a friend, the older boys reside with my father, and the younger boys live with my mother,” explains Rachel, who is currently in the process of finding a new place to rent.

Rachel will be the first in her family to become a homeowner. “As a child, I felt shifted because we moved so often. It feels so good to be able to show my kids it is all possible,” she says. With the money she will be saving from her low-cost mortgage and zero percent interest, Rachel plans on going back to school to become an EMT.