Posts by Habitat Dekalb
The impact of safe housing
For many, having a safe place to call home is simply a fact of life, like moving around easily or thinking clearly. However, others are less fortunate and have spent a portion of or, in some cases, all of their lives without a safe and stable home. You might not think this is important if…Read More
Benefits of Homeownership
Dekalb County According to the 2010 census, there were 665,865 individuals living in Dekalb County, Georgia, of which 11% of the population were below the poverty line. There were 145,825 single family homes owned in the county, and as many as 1 in 2 families who owned their home lived below the poverty line. In…Read More
Sharing Holiday Traditions
In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to share some traditions that some of us have during this time of year. We’d love to hear what yours are in the comments below 👇👇👇 Jasmine, Office Manager “My family gets together each year to make gingerbread houses and compete on who build the best…Read More
Habitat Dekalb appreciates you!
Dear Friend, On behalf of Habitat for Humanity DeKalb, I greet you with warm thoughts and words of gratitude this holiday season. Whether you are a donor, a volunteer, a homeowner, a partner, a neighbor, a community member, or a friend, Habitat for Humanity DeKalb appreciates you! Many partner families have shared that one of…Read More
Grant award from Southface!
We are so grateful that we are officially a GoodUse grantee! Thanks to our partnership with Southface, we can upgrade our facility with efficiency improvements, reduce utility costs and reinvest those savings into our mission. What is Southface and what is GoodUse? Southface Institute, headquarted in Atlanta, GA, is a sustainable building nonprofit that strengthens…Read More
Get ready for Giving Tuesday
We hope you are about to enjoy some time seeing folks that are important in your life, or maybe finally get that alone time you need. Either way, we hope you can reflect on the blessings in your life and be thankful for the home that you’re in. We are thankful for you as a…Read More
Meet the Dekalb County Police Department: South Precinct
The Dekalb County Police Department South Precinct is hosting several events to meet with the community. These meetings are great opportunities to meet and share concerns with the South Precinct Major, L. D. Robertson and other officers from the precinct. We hope you will be able to attend one or more events below! Major’s Night…Read More
Veteran Home Repair: Mr. Clark
The latest veteran to join our home repair program was Mr. Clark. He is a 67-year young Vietnam Veteran who served from 1974-1977. Mr. Clark, born in Memphis, TN, is permanently disabled due to his experience in the Vietnam War. Mr. Clark has lived a full and productive life. It is a privilege to be…Read More
New Build Update & Georgia Gives
Hello Friends! A few weeks ago we let you know about the process to select a family that purchases a Habitat for Humanity home.Selecting a family is just one part of the Groundbreaking Phase of our new home build. We’ve almost finalized the family selection, and we can’t wait to introduce you to them. We…Read More
How does a Habitat house become a home?
Hello friends! October is well under way. And we will be breaking ground on the new home build in just a few weeks. You might be curious – just how does a Habitat home get into the hands of a new homeowner? It’s not a handout, as some people might think. A Habitat Homeowner is……Read More