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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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 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.