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2021 Impact Report


from CEO Corinne O’Connell:


new families welcomed home at Oxford Green


critical home repairs completed


square feet of vegetated green roofs installed at Oxford Green

What. A. Year.

Looking back at the last fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) at Habitat Philadelphia, one thing has stood out above all else: Our Habitat Family.

When the world stopped at the onset of the pandemic and restrictions continued deep into last summer, we turned to our Habitat Family again and again. And time after time, you answered the call.

Thanks to you, not only has Habitat Philadelphia continued to overcome new challenges brought on by the pandemic, but we have built and repaired more homes than ever before. At a time when we were asked to stay home, to work from home, and to learn from home, what we already knew became clear to all: home is foundational.


donated items picked up by our ReStore teams


shoppers at the ReStore

$1.4 million

in ReStore Sales which go directly to building and repairing more homes in Philadelphia

welcome home!

New Habitat Homeowner, Ishakea celebrated her home dedication during the Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In on May 4, 2021. Watch as she and her children have a chance to tour their home for the first time.


Through it all, families in the homeownership program demonstrated such joyful resilience as they worked toward purchasing their home. Sweat equity hours and financial literacy courses were completed online and families were matched to their homes at Oxford Green via Zoom. Final home walk-throughs were conducted on video calls and despite the mounting challenges many families faced with remote work and learning, each family made it to their dedication day and reached their dream of homeownership.


financial literacy courses held for Habitat Homeowners


Habitat Homeowners received COVID-19 mortgage assistance


Habitat Homeowners paid off their mortgage


race & housing

At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, our vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live cannot be achieved without acknowledging the inhumanity endured by people of color for centuries. This year we leaned into learning and un-learning, and continued to explore the connection between race and housing.

Race and Housing Series

economic impact


dollars injected into the local economy for every dollar invested by Habitat Philadelphia
(2019-most recent data available)


economic impact of Habitat’s investments
(2019-most recent data available)


in support to other community organizations


neighborhood revitalization

We expanded our neighborhood revitalization work in Sharswood and this year engaged with more than 300 neighbors to work toward resident driven goals and resident-driven solutions.

In addition to our normal role in this space, we participated in three community cleanups and leaned on existing relationships to assist with food distribution to meet immediate community needs at the onset of the pandemic.

Neighborhood Revitalization


raised through our Joyful Resilience Fund


hours of sweat equity completed by Habitat Homeowners


our habitat family

The Habitat Family is big and growing. Whether you are a Habitat homeowner, volunteer, ReStore shopper, staff member, friend, board member, or neighbor, you belong here. All of us, together, can build a Philadelphia where everyone has a decent place to live. Thank you for your unwavering support and be incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together.