Posts in 'Home dedications'

Earlier this month, Nadjia H celebrated the culmination of her time in the Affordable Homeownership Program by joining 150 Habitat Chicago supporters at her Home Dedication Ceremony in West Pullman. Reflecting on her experiences in the program, Nadjia shared with us the lessons she learned along the...
Last month, two more Habitat Chicago homebuyers took critical steps in accomplishing their goals of homeownership. On Saturday, December 15th, Tonya and Aphriditie cut the ribbons on the doors to their brand new homes surrounded by family, friends, supporters, and volunteers who all came together in...
Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests. Like frenzied, desperate birds, they over decorated everything;...
On the South Side of Chicago, a single mother has just been evicted from her apartment. She works full time to support her family and has never been late on a rent check, but even so, she has been given 60 days to vacate. The whole apartment complex is being sold or renovated or demolished—she doesn...
A few weeks ago, Shuanta Sampson finally accomplished what she had set out to do over 12 months ago. She packed all of her belongings into a few small suitcases, she gathered her three children to make sure they were ready, she took a deep breath and she shut the door on her old life of unsafe...
What a task it would be for us to try to write an article that fully articulates the meaning of home dedication days! But we think these words above spoken by Messay to her soon-to-be neighbor, Catherine, just a few seconds before this photo was captured on Saturday, May 6that our four-home...