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Tabitha recently completed her interior selection meeting, where she collaborated with Habitat Chicago staff to make customizations to her new home's flooring, cabinets, and countertops. These selections will match the radiant personalities of Tabitha and her daughter, Ayianna, and this selection...
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,...
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...
I’ve been trying to make a lot of changes in my life recently: I just lost 90 pounds; I’m working on moving up at my company, Amtrak, by going back to school to get my degree in Business Administration and Human Resources; I saved up to buy a reliable car; and now I am working to own my own home...
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 better life and a stronger future for ourselves and our families – at the end of the day, isn’t this what we all want? It’s certainly the vision of Tonya Martin and it’s been motivating her long before joining the Habitat Chicago homebuyer program in 2016.
As anyone who has attempted the endeavor knows, applying to own a home can be a long, arduous process. This is no different for families interested in partnering with Habitat Chicago – the process comes with natural highs and lows. In the hopes of preparing our newest homebuyers for what to expect,...
“Good morning, welcome to my home!” Very soon-to-be Habitat Chicago Homeowner and current Partner Family Crysteal Marshbanks repeated these words brightly as many familiar and unfamiliar faces entered her future home on Saturday, February 6th at Habitat Chicago’s Open House for prospective partner...