The Payne Family

Darla 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 9 years, and works closely with the leasing agent and staff to ensure that readiness for both inspections and residency progresses without incident.

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The Payne Family Habitat Home was dedicated in November of 2018 in Akron.