September 2009 News
Participate in World Habitat Day
On October 5, we will raise our voices and declare that the lack of decent, affordable housing is unacceptable. We will remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. Join us in support of this special day; participate in campaigns and events throughout the U.S.
President and Mrs. Obama build with Habitat
As part of the inaugural National Day of Service and Remembrance, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama join AmeriCorps members and Washington, D.C. affiliate staff to volunteer with Habitat in Washington, D.C.
Read the new issue of Habitat World
Habitat World explores the resourceful new ways Habitat affiliates across the U.S. are reducing costs and building more. A photo essay of five years in the life of a Habitat homeowner family is highlighted, as is the life and service of Jack Kemp. Also in this issue, read the touching winning essay of the 2009 Carter Work Project essay contest.
Join a Global Village trip!
Experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others. As a Global Village volunteer, you will work alongside members of the host community to build decent, affordable housing. Check our Global Village schedule.
Get Involved with Habitat
Slideshow: Habitat at Work Around the World
Get a glimpse of the impact your generosity is making around the world. See our online photo collection—a small sampling of partner families throughout our global community—and be inspired to make a difference in the world. Support our life-changing work today; make a donation.
Join Habitat's photo petition
You still have time to submit a photo to Habitat’s "It All Starts At Home" photo petition! Join country music legend Kenny Rogers and hundreds of Habitat supporters in reminding President Obama that "It All Starts At Home" and to make housing a priority for struggling families in the United States and around the world. View photos and submit your own—it's easy!
Habitat Success Story
Room to Breathe
A family in Texas has built a new home and foundation for their children’s future.
Q&A: Youth Programs
As children head back to school, the impact of housing on education becomes top-of-mind. Submit questions for Habitat’s youth programs staff members about children, education and housing to

Housing Statistic

Giving back: A 138-house Habitat subdivision in Nashville contributes more than $230,000 per year in property taxes to the city. 1


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