Family moves into Durham Habitat for Humanity home

Posted February 21, 2010 10:12 p.m. EST

— Members of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities came together Sunday to dedicate the Rahlan-Siu family’s new Habitat for Humanity home at 1009 Carroll St. in Durham.

Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build brings different faith communities together to build homes while working to understand other beliefs.

 “Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build made the Rahlan-Siu family’s dream of homeownership reality and also built a community of understanding and respect among Durham's Christians, Jews and Muslims. The legacy of this project will be a multiplication of blessings, stretching far beyond one family, one home and one neighborhood," Rebecca Hix, Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build leader, said in a news release.

The Rahlan-Sui family’s home is among nearly 40 Habitat homes built in the area.

The Rahlan-Sius, a Montagnard family, are refugees from Vietnam. Habitat of Durham has worked with several Montagnard families over the past three years.

Families come to the Triangle with support from Lutheran Family Services and area congregations mentor families through the resettlement.