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Though Habitat affiliates work independently to address the need for affordable housing in their immediate communities, we are all part of the greater Habitat for Humanity International umbrella that aims to provide everyone with a decent place to live, worldwide. One of the main ways we work to...
Each year, Habitat Chicago’s Women Build brings hundreds of women together to help their fellow sisters attain the benefits that come with homeownership.
On a warm and sunny June day, Habitat Chicago homebuyer Lybia raised the walls of her home during the second annual House that Tech Built Wall-Raising Day. Alongside four of her future neighbors and representatives from four of the Chicago tech companies working together to build and fund her home,...
Every year, Habitat for Humanity Chicago utilizes between six and 10 year-long AmeriCorps volunteers both in the office and on the construction site. The benefits to the organization and our Chicago community are countless, but the benefits for the service members themselves are pretty great, too!
Alongside 20 of my Habitat Chicago coworkers, I recently volunteered on our construction site in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Despite freezing conditions, we spent 7 hours installing subflooring, cutting window boxes, and building the front steps of two homes in West Pullman. Habitat Chicago...
One of the best ways to be a good neighbor is to keep your own home running in top-notch shape. Each season comes with its own list of pertinent home maintenance tasks. To help make your summer upkeep a breeze and keep your community looking sharp, the Habitat Chicago Construction Crew Leaders have...
Each year, the Corporation for National & Community Service engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service through the AmeriCorps program at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups. Since the programs founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps...
What happens when 300 formidable women come together in a celebration of strength and support for a fellow woman and her family? An amazing thing called Habitat Chicago Women Build 2017, that’s what! After much deliberation, we have given our best go at capturing the wonder of Women Build in this...
Last fall, Habitat Chicago Executive Director, Jen Parks, offered a challenge to those in attendance at our annual Benefit Breakfast: let us work together to prevent fear and differences from stirring hatred and, instead, let our shared vision of a stronger future be our compass. This summer, we...
Last month, we took a look back at some wonderful accomplishments of our beloved volunteers. But humility is a virtue. So this month we’re highlighting the Habitat Chicago Top 10 Volunteer Build Site Blunders of 2016. Nota bene: we still really, REALLY appreciate you.