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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Get ready for Giving Tuesday

Coming soon

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…

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New Build Update & Georgia Gives

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…

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How does a Habitat house become a home?

Habitat Homeownership

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……

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