Why we serve Hear from just a few Habitat volunteers who share what motivates them to help their neighbors. Read more Stories Read about Habitat's work in your community and around the world. A Q&A with Jimmy Carter Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the importance of service to others: "Investments in helping others always pay rich dividends.” Read More Improving the human condition by giving back Donna Ricca shares why she gives back by volunteering with Habitat in an effort to improve the human condition. Read More Housing’s effects on child development Dr. Megan Sandel on the significant effect that housing has on children’s health and development Read More Home repair after Hurricane Harvey Habitat Jefferson County's new critical home repair program helps families affected by Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. Read More Before and after: A Texas family recovers from Hurricane Harvey Larry and Lynn are back in their completely rehabbed Port Arthur home. Read More Critical home repairs in Texas Helen’s new roof is the result of a home repair assistance partnership between the city of Beaumont and Habitat Jefferson County. Read More Load More Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Get the latest stories, news and events, and volunteer opportunities from Habitat delivered to your inbox.