Habitat World Blog
The second blog in a series exploring the findings of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation survey, the impacts experienced by those in distressed housing situations and the belief that something can be done.
More Posts from the Habitat World Blog
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.
Following green building practices and striving for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification have become the norm for us here at Sacramento Habitat.
My greatest source of joy in working at Habitat is sitting down with families who partner with Habitat and listening to their stories. Those stories can motivate.
Mother and daughter share their reactions to 7-year-old Kenzie Jackson’s photo gracing the cover of Habitat for Humanity International’s 2010 Annual Report.
A young girl looks out the window of her new house. The sun shines bright on her smiling face and the promise of a better future — thanks to the selfless gifts of her community and its generous volunteers.
When I was 13 years old, I remember coming to New York City from Little Rock, Ark., to visit relatives. On Christmas Eve, we went ice skating at the rink below the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. It is one of my fondest childhood memories. And ever since, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree has held a special place in my heart.
I have volunteered with Habitat for nearly two decades, at home and abroad. As rewarding as U.S. volunteering is, my curiosity about volunteering internationally was too great to ignore. How would building Habitat houses overseas on a Global Village mission trip be different?