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July 6

Keeping Families in Their Homes: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Expands Home Repair Program with State Housing Grant

Thirty additional families will work alongside Habitat Philly to make critical home repairs thanks to a $315,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund. 

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Habitat for Humanity receives $4 million grant to repair homes in Philly

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has received a $4.1 million grant for its Home Repair Program, a sum that will ultimately enable the nonprofit to double the number of properties it fixes up each year.

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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building Homes for MLK Day

Ten volunteers from chemical company, Arkema, came out to help build six homes with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia at 16th and Page Streets for MLK Day of Service.

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November 11

A Home Improvement Project in North Philly Means a Milestone for Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is celebrating a major milestone. In the coming weeks, the nonprofit will finish up repairs on a two-story rowhome in Hunting Park — the organization’s 1,000th project since launching in 1985.

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November 30

A temporary home for the holidays

By Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer

Leroy and Elsie Freeman sit on the steps of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s brand-new guesthouse, which was conceived by Habitat as a safe place for families to stay, in this time of the coronavirus, while their homes are undergoing critical, large-scale repairs. The Freemans, the first couple ever to use the guesthouse, were confined there through the Thanksgiving holidays, so Habitat delivered everything they needed to create a festive meal away from home: food, fixin’s, and table decor.

 

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November 26

Habitat For Humanity Surprises North Philadelphia Family With Thanksgiving Treat, New Home Repairs

By Alecia Reid, CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are helping a family get home for the holidays, showing that even in tough times there are always people willing to lend a hand and a hammer. It was a welcomed Thanksgiving surprise for the Freemans.

There was turkey, fixings and enough food to create a great dinner. What could have been a terrible holiday season is turning out to be something quite special for this family.

 

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September 10

A Philadelphia military veteran in recovery is using his home to help struggling veterans find peace and sanctuary

By by Rita Giordano, Philadelphia Inquirer

Anthony Luton has seen a lot of things in life, good and bad.

A Vietnam-era veteran, the West Philly man served his country in the Air Force and struggled with service-connected depression for years before he knew what was wrong with him. He’s been through addiction, and come out the other side. Homelessness, too.

 

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Keeping homeowners safe in their homes and stabilizing neighborhoods

By Corinne O’Connell, Guest Author, Generocity

“If we care about health, education, crime reduction, economic growth, and the growth of our city as a whole then we need to care about the housing that makes these things possible,” says guest columnist Corrine O’Connell of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.”

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April 22

New help is here for Philly seniors who want stay in their homes

By Nichole Currie, Plan Philly 

Bobby McCurdy, 76, lives on his own in the four-bedroom Sharswood home he inherited from his mother. Living alone at this stage in his life doesn’t bother him — he likes the freedom to do what he wants, when he wants, he said.

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Volunteers build in West Philadelphia for Women’s Day

6 ABC Action News

Volunteers strapped on their safety goggles to help repair a woman’s home in West Philadelphia! It was part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Lowe’s Home Improvement coming together to perform repairs around the world on this day.

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