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05/08/2014 Houston Habitat and Dow create affordable housing for local families
Houston Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Dow this year to build an energy efficient home in the Harrel Park Community as part of the companys 2014 commitment to Habitat for Humanity International.

05/03/2014 Women Build 2014
On Saturday, May 3rd, Harrel Park will be bustling with activity as the 2014 Houston Habitat for Humanity Women Build gets underway. This build is a special initiative of Houston Habitat, and will lead up to Mothers Day as women across Houston show their support for working moms. With a host of community minded women leading the way, their outfits of hardhats and hammers will show they mean business.

04/10/2014 Home Dedication in Harrell Park
Volunteers and supporters from several of our sponsors joined together Thursday April 10th to dedicate the homes they built alongside Houston Habitat for Humanity and their Family Partners. Four families were congratulated and celebrated as they embark on a new chapter in their lives.

02/17/2014 Dynamo Charities to present check with proceeds from Brian Chings testimonial match at The House that Ching Built construction site
Dynamo Charities, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, will present Houston Habitat for Humanity with a check tomorrow with the proceeds of Chings testimonial match, presented by BVVA Compass and held on December 13, 2013

01/14/2014 Building begins on KPRC's Habitat home
This year, Houston Habitat for Humanity starts their transformation in a big way. From January 14th through January 21st, KPRC-TV is partnering to sponsor a home for the Hudson family.

01/13/2014 Houston Habitat for Humanity selected to participate in Repair Corps program
Houston Habitat for Humanity has been selected to participate in Habitat for Humanity Internationals Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help repair, renovate or construct the homes of U.S. veterans.

11/06/2013 Daikin Partnership
Daikin North America, LLC, is donating $250,000 in funding and Daikin brand HVAC systems and equipment to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States and Canada

10/09/2013 Constellation Energy teams up with Houston Habitat in the historic Fifth Ward
Houston Habitat for Humanity will host 200 Constellation volunteers in the historic Fifth Ward community.

10/07/2013 World Habitat Day 2013
Houston Habitat for Humanity celebrates World Habitat Day, with special offers at their Houston Habitat ReStore Monday October 7th

09/30/2013 Building on Faith - KSBJ Partners with Houston Habitat for Humanity
KSBJ Radio and Houston Habitat for Humanity celebrate volunteers of all faiths who answered the call to help build a group of affordable homes in Harrel Park, a community in Northeast Houston.

09/26/2013 Houston Habitat Dedicates 11 New Homes Built in Historic 5th Ward
Eleven families in Houstons Historic 5th Ward worked long, hard hours to realize their dream of having a safe and decent place to call home.

08/19/2013 Houston Habitat Partners with State Farm Insurance for Disaster Training
State Farm Insurance and Houston Habitat for Humanity join together to give youth an in-depth and interactive training

08/15/2013 ExxonMobil & LINN Energy Dedicate Southwell Home
Volunteers from corporate sponsors ExxonMobil and LINN Energy join together to dedicate the home they built alongside Houston Habitat for Humanity and the Southwell family.

06/24/2013 Constellation Energy Funds Weatherization
Houston Habitat today announced a $75,000 grant from energy leader Constellation to upgrade some of Houston Habitats older homes in the citys Fifth Ward.

06/19/2013 Newell Rubbermaid Donation to Houston Habitat ReStore
The Houston Habitat for Humanity Re-Store has prepared their ailes for Newell Rubbermaids shipment of two truckloads of merchandise.

11/25/2012 25th Anniversary Gala
To celebrate the silver anniversary, Houston Habitat for Humanity hosted Theres No Place Like Home RED SHOE Gala on November 7 at Hilton-Americas.

02/22/2012 Remembering Carl Umland
Houston Habitat's first President built the organization we are today.

10/12/2011 Houston Habitat Builds Green
Houston Habitat Homeowners Reveal Cost Savings of Green Homes + Application Fair this Saturday!

08/22/2011 Rice Thresher: Rice Centennial House
As Rice approaches its Centennial Celebration, the Rice Habitat for Humanity chapter has designed a home that is sustainable and affordable for a low-income family.

08/04/2011 KUHF: Federal Stimulus Funds at Work
It is an investment in human capital. Houston Habitat for Humanity dedicates the first 11 of 17 homes in the historic Fifth Ward. They're being built with Houston's allocation of federal stimulus funds.

08/04/2011 Fox26: Solar Panels at Houston Habitat Neighborhood
If the only thing higher than Houston thermometers is your electricity bill, then here's a way to reduce what you pay.

07/08/2011 Media Release 05.05.2011 Women Build
In the days leading up to Mothers Day, construction crews of female volunteers will pound nails and raise walls at Habitat construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30 through May 8.

07/08/2011 News Release 06.08.11 Cars for Homes
Habitat for Humanitys Cars for Homes program has distributed more than $10 million to Habitat affiliates nationwide.

07/08/2011 News Release 09.17.10 AHP Grant
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is pleased to announce it has awarded a $149,227 Affordable Housing Program grant to Houston Habitat for Humanity.

04/01/2011 Photo Release 04.01.11 Houston Habitat Dedication
Houston Habitat celebrates the dedication of the Hillard-Jones family, alongside sponsor Pride International and partner Green Mountain Energy Company.

12/10/2010 Local Nonprofits Benefit from Art & Fashion Holiday Soiree
Houston Habitat for Humanity and the Houston GLBT Community Center will receive toys and funds raised at the Unity & Christmas Soiree Toy Drive on December 17, 2010.

11/21/2010 Ladies group changes lives through Habitat for Humanity
Members of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., Lake Houston Chapter, joined Habitat for Humanity and hundreds of volunteers from corporate America, local agencies and community volunteers in building two homes in the Fifth Ward Community.

11/05/2010 News Release: Houston Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Its Greenest Home Yet
Like most new Houston Habitat for Humanity homebuyers, the Abu family is waiting with anticipation for their brand-new, 4-bedroom home to be completed so that they can move in and start enjoying the benefits of living in a wellbuilt, roomy, neighborhood-oriented environment.

10/21/2010 Stimulus funds aid 5th Ward
Houstons Habitat for Humanity is working to bring hope to blighted areas, and thanks to a $1.4 million stimulus fund, theyre starting with foreclosed and abandoned properties in Fifth Ward.

10/11/2010 KHOU employees help build Habitat home
KHOU employees teamed up with the Houston Dynamo Saturday on a Habitat for Humanity build in northeast Houston.

10/11/2010 The House That Ching Built
Brian Ching, an All-Star soccer player for the Houston Dynamo and the U.S. National Team, helped raise $75,000 to help build the Houston Habitat for Humanity house.

10/04/2010 First Friends of Houston Habitat breakfast underscores success of local affordable homes
Houston Habitat for Humanity held a successful first Friends of Houston Habitat breakfast at the Houstonian Hotelon Friday, October 1. Nearly 200 guests were briefed on the mission and accomplishments of the organization, testimony of a habitat home owner, and opportunities for further networking and involvement with the work of Habitat for Humanity.

09/27/2010 Habitat for Humanity Unveils Solar House
In a corner of Northeast Houston, crews are at work laying foundations in Milby Park, a Habitat for Humanity community for low-to-moderate income families working toward home ownership.

09/21/2010 It's simple to make homes environmentally friendly
When people hear the term "green building," most think of homes covered with solar panels, bamboo floors and metal exteriors that make them look like spaceships. In other words, homes that most people wouldn't want to live in.

09/10/2010 Congresswoman Jackson Lee Joined By Hud Regional Administrator In Announcing Major New Funding
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee joined HUD Regional Administrator C. Donald Barbers, in front of a Houston-Habitat for Humanity project in the 5th Ward community, to announce the importance of additional funding of three million dollars for the City of Houstons inner-city neighborhood stabilization grants.


“THANK YOU for the opportunity to become homeowners, establish a foundation for our family and for making our dream of owning a home come true in a good neighborhood.”

- Houston Habitat Homeowner

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