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Since 2005, Habitat and Thrivent have partnered to help make affordable housing and better communities a reality for families.

 

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Not a Day Too Early to Start Saving for the Holiday Season

By: Jeanette McDonald

According to a Gallup Study, American adults will spend approximately $920.00 on gifts this holiday season.  This is up from $885.00 in 2018.

 

Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of ‘Giving Tuesday’ ?

The concept of Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 and according to givingtuesday.org, it is a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

The basic idea is to inspire people around the world to do good for someone else, during this holiday season, and every day. Positioned conveniently on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to reflect on all the blessings in your life and bless someone else’s. 

Restore crew member, Habitat homeowner, friend to all.

These are just a few of the titles that Amy Shinault has held for the past ten years. But it is now time for the next part of her journey, as she has accepted a new opportunity and will be leaving the ReStore. If you have visited the ReStore in the past decade, you have probably encountered a smiling woman with her signature red hair at the front counter.

Not often does Habitat Monroe have access funds for critical home repairs for local community members in need. As a result of this circumstance when we do find funding we are so grateful! Habitat for Humanity of Michigan was able to provide Habitat Monroe some limited funding for a critical repair need in Monroe County.  Daniel and Linda of Temperance were they fortunate recipients of this funding. 

The Habitat HOPE Program has been working hard to bring its Homebuyer Education Classes into the community, at convenient locations throughout Monroe County. 

October’s Homebuyer Education class will be held on the Monroe County Community College campus, at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd in Monroe County, on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 

Those interested in attending this class can register through the college by either stopping in on the campus or calling (734) 384-4127. The class fee is $25 and can be found in the course catalogue under the title ‘Your Own Home.’

If you have been on our build site this month, you may have seen a hard-working young man talking about Americorps. His name is Mark Weddington and he is the newest team member of the Habi-crew. 

Mark began his term with Americorps in September, serving with Habitat Monroe as the Volunteer Services Coordinator. He’s a 23 year old student at the University of Toledo who is passionate about service work. He is majoring in history and working towards a minor in social services.

Fifth Third Bank Donates $22,500 to Habitat HOPE Program 

 

The Habitat HOPE Program received $22,500 in funding from Fifth Third Bank on July 29, 2019, making them the program’s largest sponsor. 

The Habitat HOPE program is a part of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and serves as a precursor to the Habitat homeownership program. HOPE also offers free financial services to the public including foreclosure prevention counseling, homebuyer education, and individual financial counseling.

Join us for this FREE Financial Resource Education Event in Monroe County.

 

Meet local vendors with resources to help you reach your financial goals.

Thursday August 29th 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the La-Z-Boy center at Monroe County Community College.

 



Check out the financial workshops and resources!

There are probably many things that humans, cats and dogs have in common, including the need for love and attention. One thing is perhaps the most important similarity of them all: they need safe & reliable shelter. 

That’s why on Saturday, July 13, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is partnering with the Humane Society of Monroe to bring an afternoon of free, furry, family fun to the Habitat ReStore. 

What does it mean to build on faith?

As we enter the middle of March, it may be safe to say that the days of -40 degree windchills are behind us for the season. This can only mean one thing, that it’s time to spring back into volunteering!

 

For many, home ownership is the main financial goal.  This goal can be unattainable for some, however, due to high amounts of debt and low amounts of savings.

  • Studies show that over 72% of Americans are either just financially coping or financially vulnerable, struggling to pay all of their monthly expenses.

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Habitat's PIRATE PARTY!!!

Thank you to our donors, to our sponsors and to all of you who are committed to furthering the Habitat mission.

We survive and THRIVE because of YOU !!!

 

 

 

 

Home Ownership

Is this for you? Do you dream of providing a safe, affordable home for you and your family?

What is holding you back from reaching your goal of homeownership? Are you currently renting and finding it difficult to save for a house?

According to statistics for Monroe County, the average rent for an apartment in Monroe is $722, a 3% increase compared to the previous year, when the average rent was $701.

I am Jeanette McDonald, the Housing Counselor and Financial Coach for Habitat HOPE (Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County).

One of the things that I do is teach a Home Buyer Workshop. 

Homeownership has always been the American Dream for many, 75% of Americans say it’s a priority. For family after family, homeownership has provided not just a roof over their heads but also a sense of pride and accomplishment.  In fact, according to housing statistics, 58% of homeowners say they feel a sense of accomplishment and pride after buying their home.

But where to start? This is the question the keeps some from becoming a homeowner.    

Habitat For Humanity of Monroe County has a Homeownership Program that will help you achieve your dream of homeownership.   

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