Habitat’s four areas of investment — critical to our success

[Blog Post by Sarah Stanton, Executive Director] As an organization, we are faced with new challenges every day. From balancing construction schedules to creating programs that address the ever-changing needs of our community, there is never a dull moment at…..

105 Executive MBA students help 22 families in West Willow…in one day.

[Blog Post by Carmen Gillespie, Development Associate]   Three University of Michigan buses lined Tyler St in the neighborhood of West Willow in Ypsilanti in the early hours of a muggy Wednesday, August 20, 2014. As the bus doors opened,…..

Owning a home makes families healthier…

[Blog Post by Sarah Stanton, Executive Director] I have seen this article before, but when I came across it today I wanted to share it again. This is a study of how Habitat for Humanity affects families in Canada, and…..

Habitat partners set their own expectations for homeownership.

[Blog Post by Sarah Stanton, Executive Director] I’ve been thinking lately about expectations and how they impact our happiness.  In our society, you tend to mingle with people that have similar life circumstances and expectations for lifestyles.  Habitat home buyers…..

Thanks to you, 17 families now have a place to call home. And that’s just the beginning.

[Blog Post by Sarah Stanton, Executive Director] July 1st is the beginning of our new fiscal year, a time when we dream about the families we will help. It is also a time to take a minute to share what you…..

Gault Village residents come together to revitalize their own community.

[Blog Post by Sarah Teare, Community Development Director] We use the word “Community” a lot here at Habitat. The Washtenaw County community is very supportive of our work; we renovate homes in several communities within the county; Habitat volunteers are…..

Habitat is a community of dreamers.

[Blog Post by Maggie Porter Kratz, Development Director] Habitat is a community of dreamers. We believe that we can change the world by opening doors for hard-working families who desperately want a better life for their family and are willing to…..

12 friends, a grill and…Habitat? Bachelor Party Build Day!

[Blog Post by Carmen Gillespie, Development Associate] One of the things I love most about my job at Habitat is meeting and getting to know so many different kinds of people. As the Construction Volunteer Coordinator, I meet wonderful people…..

25 years of changing lives in Washtenaw County: A note from Sarah Stanton, Executive Director

This year we celebrate 25 years of building and renovating in Washtenaw County. More than 150 families and 377 children now have a home of their own. We’ve been sorting through old pictures and compiled some of these awesome memories…..

8 budgeting tips for stress-free holidays

The average American will spend $704 this holiday season. Without the proper planning, this means that many people will be paying off credit card balances for months long after December is over. By following a few basic guidelines, we can…..