10 Home Maintenance and DIY Tips

There’s no doubt about it, being a homeowner is a big job. Unlike an apartment complex where the maintenance crew takes care of the yard work, regularly cleaning the gutters, pressure-washing the buildings, turning outdoor faucets on and off with the season, replacing A/C filters, tuning up the HVAC systems, and more, now you’re stuck…

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Happy MLK Day from Habitat Dekalb!

Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent life and deserves the opportunity…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Truist Lighthouse Project: Repair work for a deserving senior

Senior Home Repair

The Truist team brought two departments out to volunteer on a Senior Home Repair job for their annual Truist Lighthouse Project. Last year, we welcomed eight hard working volunteers from Truist and this year we had the hands of twenty-three people! We were very grateful for the sizable donation that helped to fund the repair…

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