Shawnee, Tami and Bobby represent three of the 13 families in the Towns at Ivy City development — and 41 in the larger Ivy City neighborhood — that have benefited from an ongoing partnership between D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development and Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
In 1992, Jerzy and Alicja became the first family to take a leap of faith and partner with Habitat Poland. Because they did, they, their children and their grandchildren are reaping the rewards that come with a stable, affordable home.
After their house was damaged during a violent storm, 10-year-old Oliwia and her family couldn’t live in their own home, play in their own yard and pick apples from their trees — until they found Habitat Poland.
After Hurricane Irma destroyed Sara’s home and left her to recover from a serious injury, she found herself overwhelmed by kindness when she turned to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County to help her rebuild.