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.
Young people who have aged out of the foster care system need a place to call home as they work to successfully transition into adulthood. With that in mind, Habitat Poland launched an innovative project that it hopes can serve as a model for the rest of the country.
Mirosław, a potato farmer in a village in central Poland, and his wife, Agata, longed for their children to have space of their own. That goal drove them to build something new with Habitat Poland and Global Village volunteers.