Good Measure


New Habitat homes planned in Dearborn, Michigan, by Habitat Detroit — the first built outside the city by the affiliate. Partnering with the city of Dearborn, Wayne County and local nonprofit ACCESS, Habitat Detroit raised the walls in May for the first of six houses to be built in 2013. The remaining homes will be completed in 2014.

 


Dollars raised through Habitat Regina’s yearlong Penny Project. Launched the day the Canadian government announced pennies would come out of circulation, the goal was to raise funds and awareness. A large portion of the funds came from millions of pennies donated by the community.


U.S. working households experiencing a severe housing cost burden, according to the Center for Housing Policy’s Housing Landscape 2013. Severe burden is defined as spending more than half of income on housing.

 


Years that Grammy-winning songwriter and guitarist Warren Haynes has held his annual Christmas Jam concert in support of Asheville Area Habitat, raising more than $1 million to help build more than 20 homes.
 

 

“Give, and it will be
given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over…”

LUKE 6:38

 


Roma families who have legalized their homes, thanks to a Habitat Macedonia project offering financial, administrative and technical assistance to those living in former illegally constructed settlements. A Macedonian law passed in 2011 paved the way for the legalization process.

 


Number of volunteers from United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Jordan who formed 11 Global Village teams and built with Habitat in seven countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia during January and February 2013.