Darla Payne was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She has three adult children – Da’Shika, Ja’Ontae, and Dontae – and six grandchildren. Darla and her family resided in Hanau, Germany for four years as a military family. Darla observed a Habitat home being built right behind her home, applied, and became a partner family in May 2015.
Darla loves her job as a housekeeping supervisor at Chapel Hill Towers, a beautiful community that houses over 400 residents. She has been employed there for 7 years, and works closely with the leasing agent and staff to ensure that readiness for both inspections and residency progresses without incident.