Here’s what we’re up to in DeKalb County with the help of
so many volunteers and supporters like you.
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Current Home Builds
Decatur Home Build
We are at Step 1 of Phase Two: Building the Frame.
The concrete has been poured and cured!
We've started putting together the framing or skeleton of the home. It's just a few walls so far but soon to be complete.
We'd love to see you on site with us for our home build!
(Scroll down to see photos. Click each photo to see it full sized.)
Lithonia Home Build
We are at Step 2 of Phase One: Laying the Foundation.
During Step 2, the construction crew and volunteers remove trees, branches, rocks, and debris from the site.
Heavy machinery is then used to level the land by moving the soil to make it smooth, even, and ready for step 3.
Take a look at the photos below. Click each one to see it enlarged.
Current Home Repairs
Senior Home Repair: Mrs. Idlett
Mrs. Idlett is a former Navy spouse and has spent most of her adult life traveling and taking care of her kids. She and her ex-husband were stationed in Athens, Greece, Charleston, SC, Norfolk, VA, Chicago, IL, Rhode Island, and San Diego, CA. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island and has one son (Atlanta Police Officer) and one daughter (Educator). She also has 16 grandchildren, and two live with her in the home. Lillian has been in Georgia for 30 years and loves the community.
She considers raising her kids and spending time with her grandkids to be the highlight of her life. She is completely devoted to her family. She recently had to bury her nephew that caused considerable grief. However, she is encouraged when she spends time with her younger grandchildren.
She likes her neighbors and is familiar with most of them. She is an active church member and spends most of her free time at there. She considers her friends at church her “family.”
Her house is paid for, but she does not like the headache that comes with the upkeep of her home.
We have identified several critical home repairs that will allow her to age in place safely at their home. Here are a few:
- HVAC Heating/AC Unit replacement
- Roof repair
- Exterior front railing
- Transition tiles in master bedroom/bath
- Replacement of water heater
- Replace deck boards
- Kitchen sink leaking
- Front and back porch steps need to repair to proper height
- Mater bath toilet loose
- Adding grab bars in bathrooms
Tucker Playhouse Build at DeKalb Habitat Headquarters: Ongoing!
Habitat for Humanity DeKalb’s Playhouse Program is a unique volunteer opportunity that gives groups and individuals a meaningful, creative, and hands-on day of building playhouses that are then donated to local children. The funds raised through the Playhouse Program support Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.
Recently volunteers from Atlanta’s Lighthouse Alliance gathered to build, theme and paint a playhouse that was then donated and ‘revealed’ to one very happy 3 year old little boy, Savion.
Click here to learn more about our Playhouse Fundraiser Program.
We’d like to thank our Owens Corning partner for their Roof Deployment Project that has enabled us to provide roofs to several of our veteran home repair recipients and continues to allow us to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Are you a veteran in need of home repair? Click here to see if you qualify.
Are you a senior in need of home repair? Click here to see if you qualify.