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Homebuyer Workshop with Operation Hope

On October 31, 2015, we held a Homebuyer Workshop in partnership with Operation Hope. It was an informative event for our family partners, past Habitat applicants, and other families from our community.  All of the families received important information about the home buying process.  This included learning about down payment and closing cost assistance programs, how

Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project

The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Atlanta Platoon engages local Veterans to complete service projects in the Atlanta area. Their first service project on a Habitat site took place on July 10th in Lithonia with Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. We were fortunate that a lot of the members had previous construction experience which made for a very productive

2015: Highest Volunteer Participation in Women Build

National Women Build Week by the numbers According to our recent affiliate survey, the 2015 National Women Build Week had the highest volunteer participation to date. More than 23,000 volunteers took part in our eighth annual event, compared to around 12,500 volunteers last year. Here are a few other highlights from the survey: 621 homes

Women Build 2015

Once again, Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb was one of 300 affiliates that took part in Women Build sponsored by Lowe's. On the day before Mother's Day, over 20 women came together to help support the dream of home ownership for a Habitat family. The women worked on the Third Street home. They were able to complete

New Homeowners enjoying once vacant, now renovated home!

A family of four is enjoying a once-vacant home that has been renovated and donated to them. On July 26, the Dukuly-Sasay family, along with Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, house sponsors and volunteers celebrated the completion of the home. The house was donated by Bank of America to Habitat for Humanity—DeKalb, which renovated the home for

O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips donate to Habitat DeKalb

The band O.A.R. and solo artist Phillip Phillips are touring together this summer and are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to raise funds to help families in need of affordable housing. During their 2014 joint summer tour, the artists will donate $1 from every ticket sold to Habitat. They come to Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheater