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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.

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February 14, 2011

An exciting investment opportunity

In the first issue of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds for the state of Washington, Tacoma rated first and unincorporated Pierce County rated second for number of foreclosures per capita.

February 8, 2011

Twenty-four reasons to “whoosh up”

“Whooshing up” is a term detailed in the new book All Things Shining by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. It refers to the welling up of emotion, the extreme highs and intense sense of well-being that can occur at, say, a sporting event.

January 31, 2011

A chance to reconnect in Tajikistan

In 2006, I hunched in the front seat of a small but hardworking Soviet-era antique rattling its way up a hill in the city of Khujand. As we passed unfinished block apartments, I caught glimpses of people squatting in spaces that can only be described as concrete caves.

January 24, 2011

Building back better

Vo Thi Ty was one of thousands of individuals affected when typhoon Ketsana hit southeast Asia in 2009. Since the storm, she and her family have partnered with Habitat Vietnam to repair the damage done to their home.

January 14, 2011

“What are you doing for others?” on MLK Day

As a Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps VISTA member, I typically work in the office as a communications and development associate, but on MLK day I’ll get the chance to work on our build site.

January 11, 2011

Renewing the call to help Haiti

It was a war zone. Days after the earthquake, I drove through a city that had been ripped apart by the force of nature. Like photos from a World War II collector’s edition, people walked in a daze, on and around the wreckage, through a cloud of dirt that looked like sifted wheat flour, suspended and suffocating.

Sacramento Habitat builds environmentally friendly, sustainable homes
January 7, 2011

Sacramento Habitat builds environmentally friendly, sustainable homes

Following green building practices and striving for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification have become the norm for us here at Sacramento Habitat.

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