On September 16th Greater Sacramento Habitat Young Professionals – a group of YPs dedicated to supporting Habitat through networking, fundraising, awareness, and volunteerism – hosted a lunchtime webinar with panelists from our friends at SMUD to share energy saving tips and how local homeowners and renters can save on their energy bills. Here are our 5 key takeaways, and the full webinar recording.
On July 15th Greater Sacramento Habitat Young Professionals put on a virtual lunchtime seminar in partnership with MetroEDGE to bring together experts in the Sacramento housing sector with advice for YPs on what to expect when thinking about buying their first home. The panel, part of Habitat Young Professional’s work to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s vision of bringing people together to build a world where everyone (homeless, low-income, missing middle, and beyond) has a place to live, looked to go over the process, expectations, and financial picture behind buying a home to help demystify it for those who have yet to experience it.
Read on for a recap of lessons learned and how to get in touch with the experts!
Statement from Habitat Greater Sac CEO Leah Miller – “We stand with our neighbors and friends fighting for justice, equality, and racial inclusivity”
Like so many of us, I found myself glued to the coverage of protests throughout our country this past week. I feel a range of emotions from sadness to anger to unrest over the unnecessary and unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other black lives who have been senselessly taken. At Habitat for Humanity, our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and yet it has become more apparent that there is so much work to be done to achieve that vision when members of our black community are often still not safe to jog, walk, or exist in the communities they live.
$20,000 will be offered as dollar for dollar match funding for Big Day of Giving
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento long-time partner, U.S. Bank, has pledged a total of $55,000 to support the local affordable housing nonprofit with programs and operating support following COVID-19-related loss of resources. Up to $20,000 of the U.S. Bank donation will be leveraged as Big Day of Giving 2020 match dollars to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento #BuildBack and resume currently halted construction operations. [read more]
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento launches “Home Together” campaign in response to devastating COVID-19 impact
Wells Fargo pledges $35,000 matching grant for donations to resiliency fund campaign
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, the local 34-year-old nonprofit known for bringing people together to build and repair homes for those in need, is now in desperate need of support after the organization’s largest revenue source, the Habitat ReStore, has been shut down due to COVID-19. [read more]
March 26, 2020
These past few weeks have been challenging for many, Habitat included.
As we abide by shelter in place orders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our ReStore, active construction sites, and offices have temporarily closed. With the loss of monthly ReStore sales (which support our operating costs), we’ve also had, as reported last night on KCRA 3 to temporarily lay off the majority of our staff.
Amidst it all though, we remain thankful for miracles big and small. [read more]
At first home dedication of 2020, SMUD announces historic partnership to help 50 more families in 2020
This Saturday at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s first home dedication of the year, Aynalem Maru and her family of five received the keys to their dream home . During the celebration, SMUD announced a new and unprecedented $1.1 million partnership for 2020 with Habitat that will help build and preserve homes for 50 more families in need.
What can be done when you need repairs done but don’t have the funds or time to do them? This is what Robert and Lola found themselves asking when seeing the help their house needed.
Whether you’ve shopped and donated to the Habitat ReStore for years or are just now hearing about it for the first time, did you know the ReStore raises about $1.2 million annually? The Habitat ReStore is a home improvement retail outlet, where we sell new and gently used donated building materials and furniture at a discount – and all sales support the construction and repair of homes in our community! Now, there’s a new face on the ReStore team – meet Andrea Weathington.