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Thanking Sylvia Hubbard, Habitat Board Member and Habitat Homeowner, for Six Years of Service 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Thanking Sylvia Hubbard, Habitat Board Member and Habitat Homeowner, for Six Years of Service

Thank you to long-time Habitat for Humanity Detroit board member, advocate, and homeowner Sylvia Hubbard, who recently completed her term and stepped back after six years on the board! Sylvia has an incredible story and despite life’s immense challenges, was a constant source of inspiration and positivity during her time volunteering with Habitat Detroit. About…

Long-Time Volunteer, Keith Kolodsick, Celebrates 20 Years with Habitat Detroit 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Long-Time Volunteer, Keith Kolodsick, Celebrates 20 Years with Habitat Detroit

This month we’re recognizing long-time Habitat Detroit volunteer, Keith Kolodsick! Along with his two sons, he started volunteering back in 2004. For twenty years we’ve had the great pleasure of working with him. Inspired by their work on the Jimmy Carter Project in 2005, (where 30 homes were built in a week!) Keith and his…

Habitat Detroit on WDIV with Rocket Mortgage 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Habitat Detroit on WDIV with Rocket Mortgage

Ahead of the NFL Draft in Detroit our Director of Philanthropy, Mary Ellen Kearney, was invited to come on Detroit’s WDIV to discuss the exciting partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Rocket Mortgage. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and Consumers Energy Aim to Raise $300,000 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and Consumers Energy Aim to Raise $300,000

Energy Provider Will Donate $1 for Every $2 Raised, Up to $100,000 Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and Consumers Energy have teamed once again to provide financial support to Habitat affiliates with a goal of raising $300,000 by the end of July via its “Power of Home” campaign. Consumers Energy will donate $1 for every…

No Shortage of Inspiration During International Women’s Month 1200 801 habitatdetroit

No Shortage of Inspiration During International Women’s Month

From Habitat Detroit staff, to volunteers, to homeowners, we don’t have to look far for inspirational female figures, stories, and mentors during International Women’s Month! Just take a look at our last three home dedications. All three homeowners are single mothers who put in years of hard work–not just for themselves, but for the future…

Welcoming New Homeowners to Morningside 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Welcoming New Homeowners to Morningside

Schaterika Matthews is the latest homeowner to be welcomed to the Habitat Detroit family, and she’s proud to show her young daughter that homeownership is possible. Ms. Matthews joins the growing list of hardworking people who have earned the title of Habitat Detroit homeowner. The Matthews are the second family to become homeowners through Habitat…

Hard Work and Dedication Make Local Mother of Three a Homeowner 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Hard Work and Dedication Make Local Mother of Three a Homeowner

Raising kids is anything but easy. Add in the stress of housing instability, high rent, and frequent moves to the equation and it makes the joys of parenthood even harder to enjoy. Thanks to her commitment to becoming a homeowner and enrollment in Habitat Detroit’s Homeownership Program, Latasha Caldwell and her three children now have…

Congratulations, Dawn Elliot — recipient of the Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Congratulations, Dawn Elliot — recipient of the Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award

Congrats to Dawn Elliot, a Habitat Detroit Mission Impact Award winner! Dawn is a Loan Officer at First Merchants Bank and has assisted us in six home closings (with one more pending)! The Mission Impact Award is given to those whose partnership, dedication, and hard work align with Habitat Detroit’s mission of providing greater access…

Thank You to Our Friends at Telsey Advisory Group 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Thank You to Our Friends at Telsey Advisory Group

Thanks to our friends at Telsey Advisory Group, a woman-owned banking and brokerage firm, for showing their love for Detroit recently! The NY-based firm has committed to work with different Habitat affiliates volunteering (6 volunteer days at 6 affiliates in the last 6 months!) and picked Detroit as a host for their recent build day.…

Meet the Rodriguez Family 1200 800 habitatdetroit

Meet the Rodriguez Family

A month after her home dedication, Pernella Rodriguez is thankful. What was once considered a pipe dream has become reality. Through hard work on her end, along with the support of Habitat Detroit volunteers and staff, Pernella is now a first-time homeowner! Pernella shared: “I want to stand next to those who helped make this…

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