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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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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.

January 3, 2011

Stories from Jordan

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.

December 30, 2010

A child’s thrill

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.

December 27, 2010

A world of possibilities

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.

December 20, 2010

The gift that gives

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.

December 16, 2010

Lessons learned from an international build

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?

December 6, 2010

Joyful service, strong relationships

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church has set aside a week in May to help with Milwaukee Habitat’s Blitz Build Week and selected summer Saturdays to help complete those houses.

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