The impact of partnership and advocacy in D.C. 

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.

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Safer at home

Habitat homeowner Ingrid’s son struggled daily with asthma in the unhealthy conditions of her family’s rental. They were in the process of searching for a smaller but healthier apartment when Jean and Ingrid received a call from New York’s Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County.

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Promoting health in Zambian communities

Habitat’s definition of decent housing includes access to clean water, something more than 40% of Zambians don’t have. By partnering with Habitat Zambia, many communities can now access clean, treated water.

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Helping homeowners age in place

For Topeka Habitat, Habitat’s Aging in Place program has become a cornerstone of their work — just as the population the program serves continues to be a cornerstone of strength in the community.

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Coming home after a destructive storm

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.

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Aging at home with Habitat’s help

Walter was overcome with emotion the first time he took a shower in his new bathroom that Habitat helped build — it was the first time the 81-year-old had a bathroom to shower in.

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