Quarterly Impact Report: Oct 2023- Dec 2023

Support Our Home Repair Program Please visit dekalbhabitat.org/donate to give to our seniors in need. How about becoming a part of our family by joining the Carpenter Club monthly donor program? As a Carpenter Club member, you become a crucial pillar for Habitat for Humanity DeKalb’s donor program. Your monthly contributions help us maintain a…

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DeKalb to Host Second Medicaid Re-enrollment Event

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County is hosting its second Medicaid re-enrollment event to help residents retain essential health insurance. “DeKalb County is partnering with the DeKalb County office of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and other state and local agencies to help residents access critical healthcare coverage,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.…

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Eating pizza helps build homes?

The Donatos Family Foundation was created in 2022 to bring the company’s mission andpromise to life on a large scale and give back in the communities they serve. The Foundationsupports three key pillars: housing, health and hunger. The Donatos Family Foundation stays true to the words the brand lives by, “Every piece is important,” meaning…

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State Farm awards Habitat DeKalb with the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant for historical Peters Park

State Farm’s Neighborhood Revitalization Grant helps local Habitat affiliates engage in the neighborhoods where they build, partnering with residents, young people and other stakeholders to invest in resident-led, equitable projects and advocacy initiatives that improve quality of life. With the funding this year, Habitat DeKalb will be helping the Peters Park Historical Community create a…

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Mrs. Jacqueline: A Lasting Legacy of Community and Hope

Jacqueline is one of the trailblazers of the Lynwood Park community and is carrying out the legacy of her late parents Bishop Cornelius and Margaret. They migrated to Lynwood Park, one the oldest Black communities in Georgia, in the late 1940s with the dream to build a home of their own and raise their family of…

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Meet Mrs. Chiniqua

Mrs. Chiniqua is loving her golden years in Decatur and Dekalb County. Mrs. Chiniqua was born July 22, 1957, in Chattanooga, TN where she was educated in the public school system with one older brother (deceased) She later moved to Georgia while in the 5th grade and attended the DeKalb Schools and was a track…

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Need plumbing repairs? DeKalb County has a solution for you!

What is the DeKalb Cares Water Repair Program? A county-operated service that provides no-cost plumbing to low-income residents who reside inside DeKalb County.  The program is operated by the county’s Community Development Department and operates on a yearly cycle. The county is currently accepting applications for the program. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2023. In order…

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Meet Mr. William

William is happy living in Dekalb County.  William was born in January of 1951, in St. Louis, MO as the youngest of four children.  He was educated in the public school system of East. St. Louis and was a graduate of Lincoln High School where he was a good student.  William went on to attend…

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A Home Dedication to Remember

It was the beginning of fall, my favorite season, and I woke up excited in anticipation for the changing weather and colors. However, I had another reason to be excited that day because I was attending my first home dedication with Habitat DeKalb. After a quick drive, I arrived and joined the other staff and…

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The Atlanta Foundation Supports Our Aging In Place Program

The Atlanta Foundation has awarded Habitat DeKalb with $7,500 to support our Aging in Place Program (AIP). AIP is designed to address the issues preventing older adults from aging safely by providing affordable home repairs. We do things like install grab bars in bathrooms, build wheelchair accessible ramps, widen doorways, upgrade toilets to be ADA…

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