Q & A with Erin Green, HYPDC President

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

  Erin Green works at McCabe World Travel, an agency that helps plan leisure vacations all over the world. Despite her busy schedule,…

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Last Information Session of 2015

Posted on Oct 15th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

The October 17 info session will be the last we hold this year. If you wish to sign up for our email list to be notified when we scheduled new…

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Mayor Bowser Joins DC Habitat and Partner Families for Ivy City 3 Dedication

Posted on Oct 14th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

On September 12, DC Habitat staff, AmeriCorps, volunteers and sponsors came together for a special home dedication ceremony in Northeast DC. We…

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Avalon Bay Donation Drive

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Looking for a reason to clear out your closets? Support your local Habitat affiliate by getting rid of unused clothing and goods. DC Habitat is…

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Pope Francis House

Posted on May 20th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

“I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it” - Pope Francis DC Habitat has received a generous, anonymous…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Zach Britton, Crew Leader

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Get to know one of our newest volunteer crew leaders!  Occupation: Zach Britton is currently an intern with the investment sales team at Colliers…

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Get Involved With Women Build 2015!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

DC Habitat will be holding a Women Build this Mother's Day! We’re looking for a few good women to join Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.…

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Join us for DC Habitat’s second-annual Rainbow Build, June 2015!

Posted on Mar 19th, 2015 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

This summer, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) is teaming up once again with the city’s LGBTQ community for a second Rainbow…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicholas Burger

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Name: Nick Burger  Occupation: Nick is a Research Economist at RAND, a non-profit research institution, studying environmental economics and…

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Get to Know Our 25th Anniversary Event Honorees!

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

DC Habitat’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is right around the corner. If you are planning to attend the November 20th event (and we sure hope you…

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Welcoming Our New AmeriCorps Team!

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

This September, we welcomed the (slightly) cooler fall weather along with a brand new class of AmeriCorps members. After more than a decade as an…

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Construction Update – 56th Place

Posted on May 12th, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

In the fall of 2013, we began construction on six new single-family homes at 56th Place and Clay Place in the Deanwood community of Northeast DC.…

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Amazon Smile: Support DC Habitat while you shop!

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Do you shop on Amazon.com? Looking for an easy way to support DC Habitat? When you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase…

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DC Habitat Impacts Study: A Long-Term Look at How We’re Helping Families Thrive

Posted on Mar 26th, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are committed to generating sustainable,…

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Top Reasons to Volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By: Brittany Jezouit, Bryce Poeter, and Paula Katrina Drago For almost 30 years, Americans have recognized the third Monday in January as a national…

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The National Capitol Columns at the US National Arboretum. (Photo: Brittany Jezouit)

Neighborhood feature: Ivy City

Posted on Jan 8th, 2014 - By DC Habitat - 1 Comment

The changing face of Northeast D.C. For the past few years, DC Habitat has focused our building in Ivy City, one of DC’s smallest and oldest…

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November #DCHabitat Photo Contest: Winners!

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Congrats to the winners of our photo contest! Here are the three winning…

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A new homeowner at our ceremonial home dedication this year.

What We’re Thankful For

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude-- a time to reflect on the things we appreciate most in life. This year, we're taking the time to reflect on a…

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A Freddie Mac volunteer working on our Deanwood site.

DC Habitat Recap: November 2013

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By: Brittany Jezouit, AmeriCorps VISTA [View the story "November 2013 Recap" on…

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Didiuk

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Name: John Didiuk Occupation: Senior Investment Officer at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Working on: John can usually be found…

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Partner Profile: The American Psychological Association (APA)

Posted on Nov 8th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a long-time partner with Habitat for Humanity. We spoke with Deborah Farrell, Editor/Assistant…

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#DCHabitat November Photo Contest!

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Announcing our #dchabitat November photo contest! For the entire month of November, we'll be running a photo contest to showcase your best…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ginny Taylor

Posted on Oct 28th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Name: Ginny Taylor Organization: National Presbyterian Church Volunteer work of the day: Ginny was there with her husband, Clyde, to support…

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World Habitat Day 2013: DC vs. The World

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Today is World Habitat Day! World Habitat Day, celebrated on the first Monday of every October, was created to raise awareness for Habitat for…

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Volunteers from the Bloomberg team at the 56th place site on September 21st, 2013.

Partner Profile: Bloomberg

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Bloomberg LP is a financial information and technology company founded on the idea of “getting things right”. This philosophy is applied not only…

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DC Habitat partners with Taste of DC 2013 (and we need volunteers!)

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

DC Habitat is the exclusive nonprofit partner for Taste of DC 2013! Taste of DC is a weekend-long culinary and cultural festival featuring over 60 DC…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Josue Lopez Calderon

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

  Name: Josue Lopez Calderon Occupation: New Business Development Specialist at the Treasury Department Recreation Association; Member of…

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What’s an hour of volunteer work worth in DC?

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 1 Comment

Here at DC Habitat, we love our volunteers. We rely on all of them, both individual volunteers and corporate groups, for the construction of our…

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DC Habitat President & CEO, Susanne Slater, wins ‘Community Involvement Person of the Year’

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

How does one combine a passion for beautiful architecture with a desire to alleviate poverty and work towards social justice? Our very own Susanne…

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Did you know?

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

A tithe is a payment or gift of a portion, usually ten percent, of one’s income to purposes of a charitable nature. DC Habitat has participated…

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Why We Work to Make DC an Affordable Place to Live

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

With so many worthy causes, one may wonder whether building affordable homes is the most effective way to support a community. A recent article in…

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Cal State San Marcos Sends Collegiate Challenge Group to DC for Third Year

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Kiersten Kelley, DC Habitat AmeriCorps member DC Habitat was fortunate to host Cal State San Marcos' Alternative Spring Break trip for the…

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Ivy City Earth Day Celebration

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Ivy City celebrated Earth Day two days ahead of schedule this year as nearly three hundred people gathered at the local park to clean the…

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Day of Recognition at Nationals Park

Posted on Apr 10th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

It was a fun-filled night at Nationals’ Stadium on April 9th as AmeriCorps members celebrated National Mayors’ Day of Recognition for National…

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Making Donations Work

Posted on Mar 26th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Last year, we built homes for 10 families, including 14 children. These homes help keep people out of shelters, off the streets, and out of…

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AmeriCorps Works in Three Ways

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Jenna Widmann The AmeriCorps program works to better local communities through over 15,000 nonprofit, faith-based, and neighborhood…

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AmeriCorps — an agent of change

Posted on Mar 13th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 1 Comment

By: Nina Holzer Upon entering my senior year of college, I found myself lost. I had spent the past three years dabbling in liberal arts courses,…

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Never Swung a Hammer

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By: Annah Walters I had never swung a hammer (or stepped foot on a construction site, for that matter), but in the spring of my sophomore year, I…

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AmeriCorps “Kids”

Posted on Mar 11th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By: Joan Reinthaler I remember the first day I volunteered with Habitat.  It was in February and cold.  With a small group of other volunteers…

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Mayor Gray’s Pledge to Affordable Housing and District Nonprofits

Posted on Feb 12th, 2013 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Nina Holzer   On February 5th, 2013, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke to District residents about the city’s achievements and growth in…

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Jingle All the Way 8k

Posted on Dec 17th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Last Sunday, December 9, more than 6,000 runners showed up and finished the Jingle All the Way 8k. This year’s race benefited DC Habitat for…

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Formerly Homeless Army Veteran Becomes Homeowner in Time for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 27th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Nina Holzer On November 10, 2012, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) staff and volunteers were able to come together for a…

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A Measure to our Methods

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

This fall, DC Habitat will be starting a long term outcome evaluation of its affordable homeownership programs in Ivy City and Deanwood. The question…

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Photo of the Week: September 21, 2012

Posted on Sep 21st, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Empowerhouse, the passive solar house first designed as an entry into the 2011 Solar Decathlon, will soon become home to two Washington, DC families.…

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HFHDC releases its 2011 Annual Report

Posted on Sep 19th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Read the report in its entirety below. A download link to the report (PDF format) is also included for offline…

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DC Habitat and the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Posted on Sep 19th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 2 Comments

DECEMBER 2012 UPDATE: December 4, 2012, was a day full of celebration and accomplishment - as DC Habitat sponsors, educators, students and staff…

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AmeriCorps Alums From DC Habitat Spend Day at the White House

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Nina Holzer On August 17th, 2012 the White House hosted Americorps Alums Day, a summit that brought together nearly 150 former Americorps members,…

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Photo of the Week: August 24, 2012

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Ms. Thompson, one of DC Habitat's newest homeowner, and her daughter cut the ribbon to their home during our home dedication held June…

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Photo of the Week: August 17, 2012

Posted on Aug 17th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

DC Habitat has partnered with Solar Solution LLC and DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) to provide solar panels to DC Habitat homes in the…

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DMV Residents are Beating the Traffic and Helping Build Homes

Posted on Aug 14th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Thanks to generous Washington Metro area residents who handed over their Toyotas, Fords, and Yamaha motorcycles, the five National Capital Area…

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DC Habitat Soars with Support of US Airways

Posted on Jul 9th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

For more than five years now, US Airways has been a dedicated partner of DC Habitat, in the skies and well beyond.  The airline’s contributions…

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Blog Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Congratulations are in order to Dawn Alley, as she is the first place winner of our blog contest, and the recipient of the $500 US Airways gift…

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AmeriCorps Works for DC Habitat

Posted on Mar 19th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By: Paula Katrina Drago In 1996, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. began hosting AmeriCorps Members, and last September marked the 16th group…

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BetterBuilt Blog Contest: What Makes a House a Home?

Posted on Mar 12th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 12 Comments

Welcome to DC Habitat's first blog contest! The theme for the blog is: "What makes a house a home?" We all have one, but there are certain elements…

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Say Hello to a DC Habitat Family. Meet the Monroes!

Meet the Monroe Family – Habitat Homeowners Since 2008

Posted on Jan 30th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Marriama Monroe, born here in the Capital, has known Washington D.C. as home for all of her 33 years. “I did think about leaving once to Atlanta…

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Meet the Kindes – Habitat Homeowners Since 2009

Posted on Jan 30th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Amsale Kinde first heard about Habitat for Humanity in 2005 from a woman she spoke to about her family’s poor housing conditions. “I shared with…

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Interfaith Volunteers Build Understanding, Homes on MLK Day

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Paula Katrina Drago Last weekend thousands of Americans chose not to hit the snooze button, run errands, or relax at home, and instead took…

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Ivy City Homes Get LEED Certifications

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

On the heels of our participation in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, DC Habitat has made further accomplishments in our design and construction of…

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Habitat helping to make great progress in Haiti

Posted on Jan 10th, 2012 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Claude Jeudy, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Haiti, wrote a letter of appreciation to US affiliates and volunteers today.  We hope…

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HUD’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Donate Their Time to DC Habitat

Posted on Nov 29th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

On November 10, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) group at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sent six of their…

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Ivy City Construction Update, Nov. 1, 2011

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Paula Katrina Drago The past month has been an exciting one out on the construction site in Ivy City.  On Wednesday, October 19th, we kicked off…

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Habitat for Humanity & Dow Chemical: A Winning Team

Posted on Oct 12th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Ashley Hartzell Habitat for Humanity and its partnership with The Dow Chemical Company are being recognized as a finalist for the Best…

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The Ultimate Power Tools: Volunteers and Funds

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Dennis Smyth There are many important ingredients required for Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) to successfully build a new…

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Workplace giving: A simple Way to Donate

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

As summer draws to a close, the kids are back in school, Congress is back in session and work schedules are returning to normal.  And as the autumn…

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A Call for Renewed National Service Funding

Posted on Aug 16th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Jenna Widmann National Service has long been an ally and supporter of Habitat for Humanity and thousands of other non-profits in the United…

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What is a passive house?

Posted on Aug 11th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Not only is DC Habitat a partner in the passive house (‘Empowerhouse’) project for entry into the Solar Decathlon competition this year, we’re…

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Estate Planning At Your Fingertips

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Richard Algra There are plenty of amazing and insightful things out there on the internet these days. And even though we might think of the…

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Building Homes and Hope in Haiti

Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

In just three months, we’ll be sending five delegates to earthquake ravaged Haiti to participate in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter…

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Volunteer Team Build Spotlight: Eaton Corporation

Posted on Jul 21st, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

 By Devin Cowens Eaton Corporation, an aerospace manufacturing company, has a strong partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.…

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Cause for Celebration in Ivy City

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

As our President & CEO Kent Adcock frequently notes, DC Habitat’s work is ultimately about improving the lives of low-income families by…

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DC Habitat to provide 2 new homes through Solar Decathlon

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Annah Walters Right now, in Hoboken, New Jersey, a very special home is under construction.  In less than two months, that home will be…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Anne Ryman

Posted on Jun 27th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Each month, we plan to highlight one of DC Habitat’s extraordinary volunteers here on our blog.  We’ve chosen to start-off this summer by…

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Ensuring Home Affordability in the District

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

From Kent Adcock, President & CEO When referring to house affordability, many mistakenly assume that it just involves the house payment. …

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Updates for Construction Site Volunteers

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Those who volunteer regularly on our construction sites will want to take note of a few recent changes:  DC Habitat has recently moved from taking…

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DC Habitat Ambassadors Launched

Posted on Jun 8th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Jennifer Sharp In an effort to better promote Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. within the community, a young professionals group called…

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How I Spent Mother’s Day Weekend With DC Habitat

Posted on May 31st, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Sunny Widmann                For the second year in a row, my mother, sister and I celebrated Mother’s Day volunteering with a…

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A budget win for housing in the District

Posted on May 26th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

The preliminary approval of D.C.’s 2012 budget by city council yesterday was a significant win for housing and community development programs here…

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Making an impact in the WV mountains

Posted on May 20th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

By Jennifer Sharp, DC Habitat AmeriCorps-VISTA member Each year, AmeriCorps volunteers serving at Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country…

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A lot more good than bad

Posted on May 16th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Thanks to Lydia DePillis for her Housing Complex blog post today on the Washington Post's weekend story about HUD's HOME community development block…

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DC Habitat Joined by Lowe’s, Whole Foods, Mothers and Daughters on May 7.

Posted on May 10th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

It’s an annual tradition – each May we celebrate many of the women in our lives on a special Sunday designated as Mother’s Day.  And here at…

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New Housing Opportunities in Ivy City Info Session – Saturday, May 14th

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

An information session will be hosted by the the DC Department of Housing & Community Development around the new housing opportunities in the Ivy…

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Home Ownership Info Session – Thursday, May 12th & Saturday, May 14th

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - By DC Habitat - 0 Comments

Empowerhouse Home Ownership Information Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 12th & Saturday, May 14th: May 12th at 7:00pm: The Riverside…

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