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.
The Philadelphia Tribune
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional COVID-19 relief deal.
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.
By Corinne O’Connell for the Philadelphia Inquirer
As classes for students in the Philadelphia School District begin and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, home will be the primary classroom for students across the city.
By Jessica Kartalija, CBS Philly
Students are preparing to start classes soon and for many, that means working from home. What happens if your home is literally crumbling around you? That’s where Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia comes in. Jessica Kartalija chats with the organization’s CEO, Corinne O’Connell.
Houwzer, a socially-responsible real estate and mortgage brokerage, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia for a sponsorship at the Community Builder level.
Testimony to City Council: Invest in the Housing Trust Fund
May 27, 2020
Carrie Rathmann, Director of Strategic Partnerships testifies to City Council to invest more in the Housing Trust Fund in the fiscal year of 2021 so that more Philadelphia families have access to safe and affordable housing.
By Justin Grasso, Sports Illustrated
Philadelphia 76ers veteran forward Tobias Harris recently became the latest member of the Sixers organization to make financial contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like several of his teammates, Harris chose to donate hundreds of meals to healthcare workers in Philadelphia. Due to his assistance, Harris will help provide 250 meals to those who are working in the medical field at Temple University Hospital.