Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

The impact of safe housing

By Habitat Dekalb | Jan 9, 2023 |

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

By Habitat Dekalb | Jan 4, 2023 |

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

By Habitat Dekalb | Dec 27, 2022 |

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!

By Habitat Dekalb | Dec 27, 2022 |

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!

By Habitat Dekalb | Dec 7, 2022 |

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

By Habitat Dekalb | Nov 25, 2022 |
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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Meet the Dekalb County Police Department: South Precinct

By Habitat Dekalb | Nov 16, 2022 |

The Dekalb County Police Department South Precinct is hosting several events to meet with the community. These meetings are great opportunities to meet and share concerns with the South Precinct Major,  L. D. Robertson and other officers from the precinct. We hope you will be able to attend one or more events below! Major’s Night…

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Veteran Home Repair: Mr. Clark

By Habitat Dekalb | Nov 15, 2022 |

The latest veteran to join our home repair program was Mr. Clark. He is a 67-year young Vietnam Veteran who served from 1974-1977. Mr. Clark, born in Memphis, TN, is permanently disabled due to his experience in the Vietnam War. Mr. Clark has lived a full and productive life. It is a privilege to be…

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New Build Update & Georgia Gives

By Habitat Dekalb | Nov 5, 2022 |
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?

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 12, 2022 |
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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