Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

Retirement, a safe home, and time to make a difference

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 26, 2021 |
Time to make a difference

It is inspiring to see a senior home repair project be a group event. Impressive things can happen when people and organizations come together. This happened for a deserving retiree from the United States Postal Service recently. Eight volunteers from Truist and our construction team – mostly volunteers themselves – completed many home repair projects…

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Lending hands and hearts to keep seniors at home safely

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 4, 2021 |
Lending hands and hearts

Another successful home repair project is underway at Habitat DeKalb for deserving senior, Ms. Debbie of DeKalb County. The construction team, aided by dedicated volunteers, have accomplished many of the repairs included in the project with more planned for the near future. Debbie’s home repair project was made possible through a grant provided by Wells…

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Giving locally and globally

By Habitat Dekalb | Aug 18, 2021 |

 We recently heard from Steve Cook, the newest member of the Tithe team at Habitat for Humanity International. He’s new to the Tithe team but has spent several years supporting Habitat donors and tithers in the national office of Guatemala. Steve called Sharon Steele, Executive Director, to say thank for supporting the Global Mission Fund.…

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Your guide to the child tax credit

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 22, 2021 |
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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Serving those that served: Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 15, 2021 |
HFHD and Owens Corning

Ronald, a U.S. Army veteran, husband, father of four, grandfather of 15, and Ellenwood resident, received a new roof on July 1st thanks to ARAC Roof It Forward, an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractor, as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb, Ronald was selected…

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This Saturday: You’re Invited! 2 Home Dedications in 1 day!

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 25, 2021 |

You’re Invited!! Thanks to all of you, we did it! We have worked hard, and let nothing stop us from reaching our goal. Through one of the toughest years, you all stepped up and answered the call to serve. We were able to welcome two new families into a new beginning! On Saturday, June 26,…

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Starting over with a Habitat Home

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 20, 2021 |
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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No more basement bail-out: Two Army Veterans & a Home Depot Foundation Grant

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 20, 2021 |
Sump pump repair

Bailing out your basement every time it rains in Georgia is not a great way to spend your retirement from the Army. Mitchell and Estella can attest to that statement. A busy couple who were able to benefit from our Senior Repair Program and Home Depot Foundation grant. The Senior Repair Program at Habitat DeKalb…

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Long-time partners help us build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter

By Habitat Dekalb | May 27, 2021 |
Team Work

We are fortunate at Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb to have many long-time, committed partners that donate and volunteer with us on a regular basis. These organizations help ensure that we are able to keep building, rehabilitating, and repairing homes for deserving families. Paragon Bank is one such partner. Paragon Bank is based out of…

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We salute older Americans during Older Americans Month & throughout the year

By Habitat Dekalb | May 23, 2021 |
May Older American Month

May is Older Americans Month. It is a time to recognize the contributions of older adults across the nation. Here at Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb, the average age of our core volunteers is between age sixty-five to seventy-five. Older adults have built strength and resilience throughout their years. We must be sure resources are…

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