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How substandard housing affects families and the difference Habitat is making
October 23, 2014

How substandard housing affects families and the difference Habitat is making

The third blog in a series exploring the findings of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation survey, the tough choices struggling families sometimes have to make, and how a Habitat home can make all the difference.

More Posts from the Habitat World Blog

June 1, 2011

Green building is smart building

The fact that one of our houses was named 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year sends a message that simple, decent, affordable houses can also be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

May 23, 2011

No greater reward

I am no stranger to the spotlight after working as an actor and model for more than 10 years. In 2006, it was my turn to be the captive audience. That was in Lonavala, western India, when I volunteered on a Habitat build during the Carter Work Project.

May 19, 2011

Fighting for affordable housing in Florida

In Florida, Habitat has helped more than 11,000 partner families move into simple, decent, affordable houses. To help even more, part of Habitat’s responsibility here includes advocacy and public awareness with our local and state elected officials.

May 12, 2011

Rebuilding Japan

Kenji Miyazawa was a Japanese poet in the 1920s. One of his poems, “Amenimomakezu,” had special meaning to my team as we worked alongside those affected by the March tsunami.

May 4, 2011

The Women Build experience

By Seyller Robertson, Habitat for Humanity volunteer and Lowe’s employee

April 25, 2011

Transforming love

Antigua, Guatemala, claims to have the largest Easter celebrations in the world. Thousands have gathered each weekend to watch the beautiful, old religious images paraded through the street accompanied by bands, fireworks and clouds of incense.

April 18, 2011

Feel free to ask

I applied to the AmeriCorps National Direct program for 2010 because I knew it would give me the chance to work with volunteers in an experiential-education setting.

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