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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, Habitat for Humanity International and 83 Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will use gift to address affordable housing shortage in Memphis and Shelby County Memphis, Tenn. (March 22, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, along with Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received $436 million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Of that, Memphis Habitat received $7.5 million. This transformational donation will substa... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Take a Virtual Tour of a Habitat Home!

Have you ever wondered what a Habitat home looks like? Well here's your chance! This is a virtual tour of a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in our Bearwater Park neighborhood. We build our homes to be "visitable," meaning there's at least one zero-step entry, wider door frames and hallways, an ADA accessible bathroom, and other features to ensure the home meets the needs of our homebuyer families and their guests. (Once you press play, click the expand icon in the bottom right corne... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Thursday, January 27, 2022

Memphis Habitat Reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

Today, we celebrate and honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King popularized the notion of the “Beloved Community.” His vision for the Beloved Community was a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. In early 1966, Dr. King moved his family into an apartment on the West Side of Chicago, bringing much-needed national attention to the poor housing conditions of that area, and he continued to champion... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Friday, January 14, 2022

Next AIP Call-In Application Date Jan. 27, 2022

Next Aging In Place Application Date Jan. 27, 2022 Memphis Habitat’s next Aging In Place program call-in application date will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022. This round of projects will focus on critical repairs and accessibility needs, with other work being done as budget allows for Shelby County homeowners age 60 or older ONLY. Any information left for non-homeowners, homeowners who are younger than 60, and homeowners who don’t live in Shelby ... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Memphis Habitat's AIP Program Featured by American Society on Aging

Chris Reeder Young, M.A., Memphis Habitat's senior research and evaluation manager, recently published an article in the American Society on Aging’s Generations Now digital publication. The article highlights the value of home repairs and accessibility modifications for older homeowners, which can help them keep living independently and safely in their own homes, save on household costs, and contribute further to their municipality's tax base. Carrie Hawkins is an active and joyfu... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Monday, November 8, 2021

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