Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

Habitat DeKalb Has Been Selected As A Grant Recipient From The Imlay Foundation

By Rayana Martin | Sep 28, 2023 |

Habitat DeKalb is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a grant recipient from the Imlay Foundation. We received $25,000 for our general operations to provide funding to cover the day-to-day operational expenses that come with running a successful nonprofit and keeping it afloat. Some of the expenses we may finance through a…

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Join Us For Food, Fun, & Fundraising!

By Rayana Martin | Sep 14, 2023 |

I hope you’re ready because we are! We’re back again for a Fall Spirit Night! On Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, we’ll be taking over J.R. Crickets. If you have a Habitat shirt, please where it to Spirit Night and show your support for DeKalb Habitat. Where: 4805 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30345 When:…

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We’re excited to partner with Roots Down on this home build!

By Habitat Dekalb | Sep 6, 2023 |

As we come to the final stretch of completing the home build and handing over the keys, we’ve partnered with Roots Down to design and install the landscaping for the home. Roots Down? Founded in 2018, Roots Down is an environmental education firm dedicated to helping developers, HOA’s, and large organizations with the design, installation,…

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Lowe’s Provides $39,600 to Support DeKalb Habitat’s Aging in Place Program

By Rayana Martin | Aug 28, 2023 |

Habitat For Humanity DeKalb was recently awarded $39,600 of grant funding by Lowe’s to support our Aging In Place Program that seeks to help older adults age at home and in communities of their choice. With this funding, Habitat can continue fulfilling its mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope by…

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DeKalb Habitat Receives $100,000 from The Home Depot Foundation

By Rayana Martin | Aug 28, 2023 |

Habitat For Humanity DeKalb was recently awarded $100,000 of grant funding by The Home Depot Foundation to support our Aging In Place Program that seeks to help veterans age at home and in communities of their choice. With this funding, Habitat can continue fulfilling its mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and…

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Named Best Deck Builder in DeKalb County, 2023?

By Rayana Martin | Jul 31, 2023 |

This deck really needs to be the model deck for all others in the county.” We recently finished rebuilding a rotting deck of a veteran, Lester, in DeKalb County. Lester has lived in his house for 26 years. He worked as a cook in the Army, and later for General Motors. Since retiring, he’s enjoyed…

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Understanding Property Taxes

By Rayana Martin | Jul 19, 2023 |

What is property tax? Every year, millions of homeowners pay property taxes. Property tax is a tax paid on property owned by an individual or other legal entity, such as a corporation. Most commonly, property tax is an ad-valorem tax–which means it’s based on the property’s assessed value. Property taxes are a major source of income for…

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Nuts & Bolts Newsletter- June 2023

By Rayana Martin | Jul 10, 2023 |

Hello Family, Whew! Can you believe we are at the halfway mark for 2023? Before we know we will begin to see Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations going up! I’m reminded of a term I’m sure many of us have heard that “time flies when you are having fun” and that rings true for us here…

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8 Tasks You Shouldn’t Ignore This Summer

By Rayana Martin | Jun 29, 2023 |

Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house’s upkeep. Continuing to check on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. Naturally, you may not want to spend a large chunk of your…

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A Father and His Car

By Rayana Martin | Jun 18, 2023 |

Eden is a father who recently donated a car through our Cars for Homes program that resells or recycles them to raise funds that’ll help us carry out our mission. Cars, like homes, hold memories that bring us a sense of nostalgia. For Eden, this red Oldsmobile reminded him of his brother’s wedding and grandfather. Continue reading…

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