Habitat News

“Home” means so many things. It’s where we build our lives and where we build memories.

With the dedication of their new Habitat home, Nicky and her two sons can begin building new lives in an affordable home that Nicky helped build with her own hands. Micah, 8, already has big plans for this house—he can’t wait to have friends over for sleepovers and play hide and seek. His older brother Jeremiah, 12, can have a basketball hoop for the first time.

Often when we talk about affordable, we speak of unacceptable choices people make when housing costs too much. Rent or groceries? Rent or the light bill? Rent or medicine?

Shameca was staring down that choice when she came to Our Towns Habitat. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis, in 2005, Shameca takes a regime of medication to help keep the disease under control. With continued hikes in her rent, Shameca could not afford to pay her bills and still buy her medicine—and skipping her medicine was simply not an option.

Nearly 10 years ago, Gregoria and her son David travelled to North Carolina from their home in Seattle to visit family. They felt welcomed and decided to move here, looking for a new start.

But since then, they have struggled to find a decent, affordable place to live. They have moved three times since, and the rentals they could afford were too small, poorly maintained and sometimes in unsafe neighborhoods.

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is excited to introduce a new customer loyalty program in its Habitat ReStores to better serve our regular shoppers—the VIP Club!

The ReStores will be launching a new VIP Club discount card beginning July 1, providing customers a 5% everyday discount on most items, 10% one day a month, plus special VIP member-only promotions. Customers may join the VIP club for a one-time $5 enrollment fee.

  • Nicky built her own home, so her family can build memories

      Nicky built her own home, so her family can build memories

      June 22 2017

      “Home” means so many things. It’s where we build our lives and where we build memories. With the dedication of their new Habitat home, Nicky and her two sons can begin building new lives in an affordable home that Nicky helped build with her own hands. Micah, 8, already has…
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Alternative Gift Guide

The benefit delivered to families that partner with Habitat for Humanity is very real.
 
       
  $10  Box of Nails   
  $35 Roof Shingles   
  $50  Low Flow Toilet   
  $75  Window   
  $100  Kitchen Sink   
  $150  Front Door   
  $500 Sliding  
  $1000  Wallboard   
  $2000  Flooring