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Celebrities partner with Habitat to reflect on what home should be

Across the world, home has taken on a new meaning. Home has become a classroom. A workspace. A studio. A greenhouse. A gym. A playground. A place of solace. The source of our wellbeing. And though the holidays might look a bit different this year, at least we have home.

But for too many, a safe, decent and affordable home is out of reach. Even before the pandemic, more than 18 million households in the U.S. were spending more than half their income on housing. The economic impact of COVID-19 has substantially increased the number of people and families struggling with the impossible choice of covering the cost of housing and other basic needs, like food, water, heat and health care.

That’s why prominent Habitat supporters are uniting to share what home means to them this holiday season. Watch their messages and share them with friends and family to raise awareness for our work to help families build and improve safe, decent and affordable places to call home.

Check back often for more messages about what home is.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood share why it’s more important than ever to give back this holiday season

Emily Calandrelli

For “The Space Gal,” home is the perfect place to experiment. The host of Emily’s Wonder Lab shares what home means to her and the importance of giving back to ensure everyone has a safe and decent place to live.


Malcolm Mitchell

Super Bowl champion and author Malcolm Mitchell shares what home means to him after the birth of his son, Oakley, and what he hopes home will mean to Oakley one day.

David Letterman

David Letterman shares why he’s grateful to be able to stay safe at home with family and talks about the importance of working together to ensure all families have a safe, decent and affordable place to live.


The Scott Brothers

Drew and Jonathan Scott talk about what home means to them and why having a safe, decent and affordable place to live is something everyone deserves.


Donate to make home a reality

At Habitat, we believe that home is something everyone deserves, but we need your help to make that happen. Give to Habitat today to help make the dream of a safe, decent and affordable place to live a reality for another family.

What does home mean to you

We asked our supporters to share with us the many ways they think of home and what having a home really means to them. Here are some of our favorite responses.

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