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Habitat for Humanity

Working Toward Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Cities

Tjada McKenna | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Tjada McKenna

Addressing access to safe and decent housing is critical to helping people and families climb out of poverty

Two Competing 'Realities' And Versions Of America's Past, Present And Future

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Washington Osiro

The two Americas respectively described by Hillary Clinton and by Donald Trump are real as are the opportunities and challenges therein.

Working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Henry Cisneros | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Henry Cisneros

I was raised to believe I could rise. I think many of us were. Our parents taught us, in ways large and small, that what mattered most was not where ...

5 Reasons to take an Impact Cruise

Liz Cleland | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Liz Cleland

When I first started hearing about an Impact Cruise I was very interested to learn more. Combining the humanitarianism and giving back spirit with a v...

Habitat For Humanity Went To Brooklyn And Poor Families Lost Their Homes

ProPublica | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

The charity paid millions in federal stimulus funds to developers shortly after longtime tenants were pushed out. “We are spending federal money to ...

One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The IRS took five years to review the Crossroads GPS application for nonprofit social welfare status. This seems very odd since most Americans would need only five minutes to determine that such a group is about politics, not social welfare.

Why It's So Critical For Cities To Desegregate The Rich And Poor

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business

Minimizing segregation between cities' richest and poorest residents can have tangible benefits for communities, and incentivizing local governments t...

Nonprofit CEO Shares Lesson He Learned Working With Bolivian Women

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

For most people, the path to building wealth starts with homeownership. That's a problem if you're a woman in a country like Bolivia, where women have...

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more helpf...

Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Jim Luce | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter's bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man.

Carter and Clinton: A Tale of Two Presidents

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Voters should judge a candidate not just on examples of past competency, but with an eye toward the core things that really matter: character, values, honesty, humility and selflessness. Perhaps this tale of two presidents has a lesson in it for 2016.

Jimmy Carter: Role Model

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

In many ways President Carter's greatest work has come after his presidency and has been mostly centered on giving back to the global community.

A Home for Everyone

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.07.2016 | World
Suzanne Skees

If I could have one wish come true, I would give every family on the planet a clean, pretty little house in which to live. Each clean, pretty little home Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) helps to build moves us closer to a world like that.

Banking On an Affordable New York

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Keith Mestrich

The banking community has an opportunity to restore this trust and make good on our social contract with customers, communities, and policymakers. We should start by investing in homeownership, which has always been the foundation of the American Dream.

15,000 Women Kick Off Mother's Day Weekend by Helping to Build Affordable Housing

Lisa Marie Nickerson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Lisa Marie Nickerson

Mother's Day is a time reserved for honoring our mothers and reflecting on the influence that mothers have on our society. But for the Habitat for Humanity family, Mother's Day takes on a particularly special meaning.

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

Guilty Volunteer, Please Put Your Hand Down

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Lisa Earle McLeod

Guilt may induce you to sign up for a thankless task, but it quickly loses its motivational power as the job wears on. If you're going to volunteer, don't simply respond to somebody else's desperate plea for help. Think about how you can create a meaningful experience for yourself.

When Less Means More Jobs, More Money And More Opportunity

Chris Vincent | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Chris Vincent

No family should have to choose between putting food on the table and heating their home. Fortunately, there is a roadmap for addressing residential energy efficiency and building a better, more prosperous nation to boot.

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Cheapflights | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Cheapflights

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapfligh...

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

A Home Creates a World of Possibilities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

It is important that we continue to seek new opportunities to improve housing conditions because too many families know the impossible compromises that must be made to afford acceptable shelter.

A Simple Online Tool That Helps Builds Homes And Futures

Chris Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Chris Bailey

What I've come to understand is that the meaning of home is very personal. And because it's personal and filled with emotions we all share, each person can empathize with someone else who doesn't have a home.

Neighborhood Revitalization Brings Hope to Families and Communities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

Building a house isn't always enough of a hand up. Sometimes the entire community needs to get involved. We refer to this as neighborhood revitalization, and it is integral to our work.

"Dirt" Forms Foundation For Habitat Partnership

Colleen Finn Ridenhour | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Colleen Finn Ridenhour

During their tour stop in Philadelphia, Kelley and Hubbard joined future homeowners Rhonda and Roberto in working on a Habitat home for their family of five.

'Swingin' Seniors' Volunteer Their Retirement Hours To Build Homes For Needy Families

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News

Gary Jones, does not let his days in retirement pass idly by. Two days out of the week he's hammering nails, laying down foundation and building homes...