‘Spark Good’ for your favorite charity!
Walmart recently launched Walmart Spark Good Round Up where customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollor and donate the change to their favorite charity. Spark Good sprung from the simple question: How might we do more good in more communities more often? What is Spark Good? Walmart associates and customers work with…Read More
What is “Aging in Place?”
Through our Aging in Place program, Habitat helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice. Habitat affiliates collaborate with human services organizations to evaluate individual needs and provide critical home repairs, modifications and community services specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home and their independence. The need Home provides…Read More
Steps to Build a Habitat House (Pt. II)
You learned about Phases 1-5 already. So you remember that one of the amazing things about American homes is that the huge majority of them are built using completely standardized building practices. If you ever watch any house being built, you will find that it goes through these general phases: Didn’t see Phases 1-5? Click…Read More
Steps to Build Habitat House (Pt. I)
One of the amazing things about American homes is that the huge majority of them are built using completely standardized building practices. One reason for this consistency is a set of uniform building codes that apply across the country. If you ever watch any house being built, you will find that it goes through these…Read More
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…Read More
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
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