This development site is near to our previously completed 54-unit development in the same neighborhood.

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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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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