Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

Memorial Day Celebration – Meet Mr. Edward

By Habitat Dekalb | May 23, 2022 |

What happens when Memorial Day weekend, National Home Improvement Month, and the ongoing need to help our DeKalb County veterans all converge?We keep doing what we do every weekend! Repairing homes so that veterans (and seniors) can age in place safely.This weekend especially, we honor and remember those who have served on behalf of our…

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Mother’s Day Message from Sharon Steele, Executive Director

By Habitat Dekalb | May 5, 2022 |
Mother's Day

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”  -Raplh Waldo Emerson But, what if you’re a mother trying to build your home, and you have no walls?  You have the love, the determination, the devotion, to hold your home together but no house to do it with?…

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Where We Are & What’s Next For Us

By Habitat Dekalb | Apr 26, 2022 |

We are so excited to see spring weather and hope you are, too. For us that means even more volunteers on our active repair projects that help veterans and seniors here in DeKalb County.Thank you for your continued support. Here is an update on Habitat for Humanity DeKalb – where we are and what’s next…

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April is National Volunteer Month

By Habitat Dekalb | Apr 18, 2022 |

This month, we salute the 300 individuals and 18 groups that have volunteered with us for their unwavering service to Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. They are instrumental in achieving our mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing in DeKalb County. We celebrate our volunteers every day and especially during National Volunteer Month. The impact volunteers have…

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Veteran Home Repair is given a boost by a grant from the Home Depot Foundation

By Habitat Dekalb | Feb 22, 2022 |

We opened the New Year with good news for U.S. veterans in DeKalb County. The Home Depot Foundation approved a grant in the amount of $100,000 for our Veteran Home Repair Program. The Home Depot Foundation is deeply committed to serving veterans and works with nonprofit organizations across the country to give back to our…

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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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