Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

Steps to Build Habitat House (Pt. I)

By Rayana Martin | Feb 22, 2023 |

One of the amazing things about American homes is that the huge majority of them are built using completely standardized building practices. One reason for this consistency is a set of uniform building codes that apply across the country. If you ever watch any house being built, you will find that it goes through these…

Read More

The Arnold Family

By Rayana Martin | Feb 13, 2023 |

Katie appreciates what it means to be patient. During the pandemic, she left her job with the Department of Community Health so that she could care for her mentally challenged brother. The job search took much longer – and was much more challenging – than she ever imagined. During those difficult times, Katie learned about…

Read More

10 Home Maintenance and DIY Tips

By Rayana Martin | Jan 24, 2023 |

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…

Read More

Happy MLK Day from Habitat Dekalb!

By Rayana Martin | Jan 16, 2023 |

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…

Read More

The impact of safe housing

By Rayana Martin | 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…

Read More

Benefits of Homeownership

By Rayana Martin | 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…

Read More

Sharing Holiday Traditions

By Rayana Martin | 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…

Read More

Habitat Dekalb appreciates you!

By Rayana Martin | 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…

Read More

Grant award from Southface!

By Rayana Martin | 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…

Read More

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…

Read More