Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County reached a major milestone on Monday.

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County dedicated the organization's 300th home to Tamara Harrell and her children, Jakobey Harrell and Jalicia Lockhart, in a ceremony Monday.

Harrell said she’s overwhelmed with excitement.

"Just to show my kids that you have something, you don’t have to rent all your life,” said Harrell. “Just to provide that stability for them."

Jane Dunaway knows how much a Habitat for Humanity home can change lives. Dunaway moved into the first Habitat for Pinellas home in 1986.

"It made a wonderful difference because the place my boys and I lived in was like a one-room place for two years and two weeks,” said Dunaway. “It was a nightmare."

Decades later, the dream of home ownership has come true for 300 families.

A new home means a new start for the Harrell’s and future Habitat homeowners, including Tamara’s sister. Dominique Baptiste will soon move in to her Habitat home, right next door to Tamara.