Meet Ms. Tekisha: “This is a dream come true.”

To fully appreciate Habitat for Humanity/DeKalb’s latest project, it’s important, first, to take a step back in time. The year was 2012. President Barack Obama was elected to his second term. Movie-goers caught their first glimpse of “The Avengers.” And during the Summer games in London, Americans won a staggering 48 gold medals.  Closer to…

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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 Arnold Family

Katie appreciates what it means to be patient. During the pandemic, she left her job with the Department of Community Health so that she could care for her mentally challenged brother. The job search took much longer – and was much more challenging – than she ever imagined. During those difficult times, Katie learned about…

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Your guide to the child tax credit

National child tax credit

If you have children and your income is below a certain level, you will get money starting in July for every child you have under 18. Then you’ll get the same amounts around the same time every month for the rest of the year. Sounds simple, right? But as with anything involving taxes, there’s much…

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Starting over with a Habitat Home

Habitat for Humanity DeKalb

One in 7 households in the U.S. pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That means the rest of their paycheck has to cover all of their other costs. Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb (HFHD), for over 30 years, has provided a clear path to home ownership for hard-working, low-income…

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A new home is stability & a safe place to play

Build with us

The last year has presented some challenges for all of us to varying degrees. At Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb, we are in the business of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Last year was one for the most uncertain in our over 30-year history. We kept the projects going with hard work, determination,…

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