Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

Build a Home with Love & Blessings When You Sponsor a Stud

By Rayana Martin | Feb 21, 2024 |

Join us for Sponsor a Stud Day on Saturday, March 16th We’re excited for the building of a house for Ms. Tekisha this year! This project is far from ordinary, it carries a profound meaning and we’re inviting you to participate. By donating a modest sum of $5 now through March 15th, you can seize…

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Looking for a way to finally get on top of your money?

By Rayana Martin | Feb 21, 2024 |

Make today the day you decide to own your money, not the other way around. Email Jasmine Moore at [email protected] to join our free Financial Peace University classes starting April 10, 2024 What is Financial Peace University? It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams.…

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Quarterly Impact Report: Oct 2023- Dec 2023

By Rayana Martin | Feb 20, 2024 |

Support Our Home Repair Program Please visit dekalbhabitat.org/donate to give to our seniors in need. How about becoming a part of our family by joining the Carpenter Club monthly donor program? As a Carpenter Club member, you become a crucial pillar for Habitat for Humanity DeKalb’s donor program. Your monthly contributions help us maintain a…

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Habitat for Humanity calls on Congressional lawmakers to address the nationwide affordable housing crisis

By DeKalb Habitat | Feb 6, 2024 |

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2024) — In the face of a historic housing shortage that includes a lack of entry-level homes and skyrocketing home prices, Habitat for Humanity will mobilize advocates in Washington D.C. this week to call on Congress to take needed action to address the affordable housing crisis. In the United States, nearly…

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DeKalb to Host Second Medicaid Re-enrollment Event

By Rayana Martin | Feb 1, 2024 |

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County is hosting its second Medicaid re-enrollment event to help residents retain essential health insurance. “DeKalb County is partnering with the DeKalb County office of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and other state and local agencies to help residents access critical healthcare coverage,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.…

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Eating pizza helps build homes?

By Rayana Martin | Jan 31, 2024 |

The Donatos Family Foundation was created in 2022 to bring the company’s mission andpromise to life on a large scale and give back in the communities they serve. The Foundationsupports three key pillars: housing, health and hunger. The Donatos Family Foundation stays true to the words the brand lives by, “Every piece is important,” meaning…

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State Farm awards Habitat DeKalb with the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant for historical Peters Park

By Rayana Martin | Jan 31, 2024 |

State Farm’s Neighborhood Revitalization Grant helps local Habitat affiliates engage in the neighborhoods where they build, partnering with residents, young people and other stakeholders to invest in resident-led, equitable projects and advocacy initiatives that improve quality of life. With the funding this year, Habitat DeKalb will be helping the Peters Park Historical Community create a…

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Mrs. Jacqueline: A Lasting Legacy of Community and Hope

By Rayana Martin | Jan 31, 2024 |

Jacqueline is one of the trailblazers of the Lynwood Park community and is carrying out the legacy of her late parents Bishop Cornelius and Margaret. They migrated to Lynwood Park, one the oldest Black communities in Georgia, in the late 1940s with the dream to build a home of their own and raise their family of…

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

By Habitat Dekalb | Jan 24, 2024 |

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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Meet Mrs. Chiniqua

By Rayana Martin | Nov 13, 2023 |

Mrs. Chiniqua is loving her golden years in Decatur and Dekalb County. Mrs. Chiniqua was born July 22, 1957, in Chattanooga, TN where she was educated in the public school system with one older brother (deceased) She later moved to Georgia while in the 5th grade and attended the DeKalb Schools and was a track…

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