A celebration of 25 years in the Nation’s Capital

2014 marked DC Habitat’s 25th anniversary of building affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income, hardworking families in Washington, D.C.

Better Built Together

There’s no better way to build our communities then to all lend a hand and give what we can with DC Habitat.

Moving Forward: A Homeowner’s Journey

Veteran Ken Harris shares his story of going from homelessness to homeownership.

Freddie Mac: 15 Years of Giving Back

Since 1997, Freddie Mac has been a committed supporter of DC Habitat. Their volunteerism has helped us make great strides in the construction of our homes in the Northeast Parcel development and Ivy City. This video highlights their commitment to serving the community through teamwork, hard work, and dedication.

A JRCWP Haiti 2011 Volunteer’s Experience

Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C.’s volunteer service coordinator, Jenna Widmann, traveled to Haiti November 6th-12th to participate in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. In this video, Jenna shares her story of the extraordinary effort of volunteers and Haitian citizens working together to rebuild Haiti.

Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2010

President Jimmy Carter is recognized during the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2010. President Carter, DC Habitat’s CEO Kent Adcock, and award-winning journalist Leon Harris contribute with their personal remarks.

DC Habitat and Georgetown Law Students Working Together

During orientation week at Georgetown Law, student volunteers assist in the rebuilding of a deteriorating area in Northeast Washington, DC.

September 11th, A National Day of Service

Habitat for Humanity, D.C. honors September 11th through a national day of service. Volunteers share their memories of the fateful day and describe why they chose to help rebuild Ivy City.

Partners with Calstar Products: Bricks for Green Building

Calstar Products, located in Newark, California, has donated over 131,000 bricks to the Ivy City development project towards 8 housing units. Their products contain 40% post-industrial recycled material, require 85% less energy to make, and generate 85% less CO2 than traditional fired clay brick and pavers. Through DC Habitat’s partnership with Calstar, we can continue our green building initiatives with every new unit. This video shares the importance of energy and resource efficiency and the positive impact it has on the sustainability of our homes.