Before and after

Habitat believes that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, and we help families improve their living conditions in a number of ways.

In addition to new construction, we also work alongside families to rehabilitate and preserve existing homes. Click through the projects pictured below to see how amazing transformations like these help Habitat strengthen and repair communities.

 

As part of Habitat Kent County’s revitalization of the Wealthy Heights historic district in Grand Rapids, volunteers performed a total gut rehab on this home, which is projected to be certified LEED Gold.
Habitat Charlotte’s critical repair volunteers helped veteran Tommy Reid with improvements to his home, including landscape work.
Lousiville Habitat completely gutted this boarded-up house, turning it into a decent, affordable home.
Habitat Riverside volunteers assisted 82-year-old Marine Corps veteran Edward Silva in making his home safe once again, replacing three rotted-through entry steps, decks and railings.
Charleston Habitat has worked with the Historic Charleston Foundation on homes in the city’s downtown area, where homes more than 75 years old cannot be demolished. This Freedman’s Cottage was restored according to strict guidelines and using as many orig
When Habitat Jackson came on the scene, Robert Williams’ home was in bad shape with floor tiles broken and missing, cracked ceiling and plastic-covered windows to keep out the cold. Now, Williams has a new roof and windows, new flooring for the kitchen an
Volunteers from Pennsylvania’s Scranton Preparatory worked with Habitat Northern Arizona’s A Brush with Kindness program to improve Irma Murphy’s home. The team repainted the house, caulked windows and performed other minor repairs.
After the Larsens’ home burned, their insurance only paid a small amount toward repairs. The family lived on the lot in an RV for four years while struggling to rebuild on their own. Ten months after contacting Salt Lake Habitat, the Larsens moved out of
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As part of Habitat Kent County’s revitalization of the Wealthy Heights historic district in Grand Rapids, volunteers performed a total gut rehab on this home, which is projected to be certified LEED Gold.
Habitat Charlotte’s critical repair volunteers helped veteran Tommy Reid with improvements to his home, including landscape work.
Lousiville Habitat completely gutted this boarded-up house, turning it into a decent, affordable home.
Habitat Riverside volunteers assisted 82-year-old Marine Corps veteran Edward Silva in making his home safe once again, replacing three rotted-through entry steps, decks and railings.
Charleston Habitat has worked with the Historic Charleston Foundation on homes in the city’s downtown area, where homes more than 75 years old cannot be demolished. This Freedman’s Cottage was restored according to strict guidelines and using as many orig
When Habitat Jackson came on the scene, Robert Williams’ home was in bad shape with floor tiles broken and missing, cracked ceiling and plastic-covered windows to keep out the cold. Now, Williams has a new roof and windows, new flooring for the kitchen an
Volunteers from Pennsylvania’s Scranton Preparatory worked with Habitat Northern Arizona’s A Brush with Kindness program to improve Irma Murphy’s home. The team repainted the house, caulked windows and performed other minor repairs.
After the Larsens’ home burned, their insurance only paid a small amount toward repairs. The family lived on the lot in an RV for four years while struggling to rebuild on their own. Ten months after contacting Salt Lake Habitat, the Larsens moved out of