Message for our Board President, Michelle Hamilton & Executive Director, Bob Boyd
For almost 27 years, Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb has improved the lives of individuals and families within our community. Throughout our history, volunteers have worked in partnership with HFHD staff to build DeKalb County into a better place to live and raise a family.
During the last 12 months, we have experienced dramatic changes in all facets of our operations. We increased the number of houses built or renovated, grew our volunteer base, and cultivated several new Faith and Corporate partners.
Furthermore, we received a Capacity Building Grant that allowed our affiliate to employ a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator. We also added a Development Staff member whose primary focus is to generate revenue so that we may continue to work toward successfully achieving our objectives.
Habitat – DeKalb’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts remain within the Clarkston community and the McNair Initiative. We are especially grateful for our partnerships with Fannie Mae, Enterprise Holdings, and Greystone, whose financial contributions continue to sustain this program. In August of 2014, we became a Veterans Build affiliate and have so far completed 3 critical home repair service projects for low-income and disabled Veterans and their families.
As a result of the generosity of long-time donor, Linda Perry, we have built a new home in Stone Mountain for a deserving family of five. The bequest she left to our affiliate made homeownership a reality for a deserving family.
The advancement of our affiliate has been guided by a progressive and committed Board of Directors who understand their responsibilities of fiduciary and program oversight.
Thanks to our kindhearted donors, dedicated staff, and caring local residents, we continue to make tremendous progress toward the elimination of substandard housing and poverty living conditions in DeKalb County. Our commitment to the Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb mission of seeking to put love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope, remains steadfast. 2014 was a great year for HFHD and 2015 is on track to be even better!