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Memphis Habitat Part of $1.5 million THDA Grant

MEMPHIS, TENN. (June 23, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis today announced it will receive $220,000 in grant funding through Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee toward six new homes. The grant is part of a larger allocation to Habitat Tennessee from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. “Thanks to the support of partners like THDA, we are able to help more families build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter,” said Dwayne Spencer, president... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Thursday, June 23, 2022
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A message from Dwayne about our recent AIP call-in period

Hello friends, I wanted to take a moment to address an important issue that recently came up. During our April 14th call-in screening period for the Aging In Place program, a massive amount of people called in to submit their information, with some callers encountering issues getting through the phone lines. Despite those challenges, we actually took 275 messages from folks submiting their information to the program. Although we met our goal, I wanted to make sure you know that we... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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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... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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Next Aging In Place Program Application Date - April 14, 2022

Memphis Habitat’s next Aging In Place program call-in application period will be at  9 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 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 younger than 60, and homeowners who don’t live in Shelby County,... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Thursday, March 10, 2022
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Remembering Greg Webb

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of our dear friend, our Director of Construction Greg Webb. Greg served Memphis Habitat for 14 years and played an important part in our organization’s biggest projects and growth. Greg was here as Memphis Habitat grew, changed, and, most importantly, served more families in need of decent, affordable housing. From milestone house builds and anniversaries, the launch of our Aging In Place program, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Monday, February 14, 2022
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Memphis Habitat's Homebuying Program, Step By Step

Since 1983, local families have partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis to build homes, communities and hope. Over the course of their homeownership journey, each family invests their time and energy into an intensive path to homeownership. From attending homeowner courses to completing sweat equity hours, each step empowers these homebuyers to build better lives for themselves and their families.  We’ve broken down the process into 7 easy steps to help you... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Wednesday, February 2, 2022
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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... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Thursday, January 27, 2022
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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... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Friday, January 14, 2022
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Memphis Habitat ReStore Featured on WREG News Channel 3's Community Changers Segment

(Once you press play, click the expand icon in the bottom right corner to adjust the screen size as needed.) Every Tuesday, the team at WREG News Channel 3 highlights organizations making a positive impact in our community as part of their Community Changers series, and recently they caught up with us and popped into the Memphis Habitat ReStore. Their anonymous donor for the segment wanted to recognize the ReStore for being a year-round fundraiser for Habitat, turning... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Thursday, January 13, 2022
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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,... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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