Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

June is National Homeownership Month

By Rayana Martin | Jun 6, 2023 |

Most Americans had no way of really owning a home in the 1800s. Mortgages became common only after the U.S. banking system came into being after the 1860s National Bank Acts. During the time of the Great Depression, the banks did not have any money to lend and the average borrower didn’t have any cash.…

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Celebrating Older Americans Month!

By Rayana Martin | May 5, 2023 |

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy…

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[Sign the card] Help us thank our volunteers!

By Rayana Martin | Apr 5, 2023 |

See the messages people have signed on our card Maybe you are one. Maybe you know one, or maybe one has helped you at some point. One way or another, if you know about Habitat for Humanity, you likely know one of our volunteers. That’s because they’re the bread and butter of Habitat! No matter…

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‘Spark Good’ for your favorite charity!

By Rayana Martin | Mar 16, 2023 |

Walmart recently launched Walmart Spark Good Round Up where customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollor and donate the change to their favorite charity. Spark Good sprung from the simple question: How might we do more good in more communities more often? What is Spark Good? Walmart associates and customers work with…

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Join Us for Spirit Night at Village Burger on March 28th @5:30pm-8pm

By Rayana Martin | Mar 13, 2023 |

We love building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We also love a good burger. So, we’ve teamed up with Village Burger in Tucker, GA for a Spirit Night, supporting Habitat for Humanity DeKalb on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 to 8 p.m.! 2329 Main Street Tucker, GA 30084 Ten percent (10%) of all proceeds from…

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What is “Aging in Place?”

By Rayana Martin | Mar 8, 2023 |

Through our Aging in Place program, Habitat helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice. Habitat affiliates collaborate with human services organizations to evaluate individual needs and provide critical home repairs, modifications and community services specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home and their independence. The need Home provides…

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Steps to Build a Habitat House (Pt. II)

By Rayana Martin | Mar 1, 2023 |

You learned about Phases 1-5 already. So you remember that one of the amazing things about American homes is that the huge majority of them are built using completely standardized building practices. If you ever watch any house being built, you will find that it goes through these general phases: Didn’t see Phases 1-5? Click…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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