Women Build 2015 Lowe’s Clinic TONIGHT!

April 23, 2015 | Leave a reply

The Lowe’s in Latham will be hosting a free how-to clinic tonight at 6pm. Come learn how to install vinyl siding! Find out more HERE!

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Recap ReHabitat Kick-off in Troy!

April 22, 2015 | Leave a reply

In case you missed our Troy ReHabitat kick-off event at 77 5th Ave, we’ve got you covered!  It was a beautiful day to celebrate our first ReHabitat project in Troy. We were joined by neighborhood supporters and local officials, including the mayor’s office, County Executive Kathy Jimino and Joe Fama on behalf of the North Central/Lansingburgh Neighborhood Association. Once rehabbed, the home will be turned into an owner occupied, two-family home, with the homeownership unit on the top two floors and the rental on the first floor. Mike Jacobson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Capital District, said, “The launch of ReHabitat will be one of the single greatest tools available for removing blight and restoring our inner-city neighborhoods. Using Habitat’s vast volunteer resources and donations, ReHabitat will preserve our area’s existing housing inventory and provide critical help to lower-income homeowners, especially our seniors, people with disabilities and veterans.  We couldn’t be more excited to be in Troy, surrounded by all of the beautiful architecture this city has to offer, and we can’t wait to add to that with the rehabilitation of 77 5th Avenue.” Habitat has already selected a qualified, local family to purchase the home.  Detina Graham, a single-mother […]

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Make Every Day Earth Day!

April 22, 2015 | Leave a reply

Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your vehicle!  Do you have an old or unneeded car, truck, boat or other vehicle sitting in your driveway, or taking up space in your garage? Consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity through Cars for Homes. Not only will you be helping Habitat provide decent, affordable housing, you will be helping the environment as well. Why should I donate my car? •     100% of the net proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will be used to build  affordable homes. •     You may qualify for a tax deduction for donating a vehicle. •     It’s fast and easy. Learn more about how vehicle donations work. Why donate a vehicle for Earth Day? •     Thirty percent of cars donated to Habitat are recycled for materials or sold for reusable parts. •     Recycling steel uses less energy and natural resources and produces less carbon pollution. •     Taking an inefficient older car off the road helps save gas and improve air quality. Click here to start your donation now!

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Bailey’s Builders: AmeriCorps NCCC Spotlight, featuring Tatiana!

April 16, 2015 | Leave a reply

Throughout March and April, Bailey’s Builders will be shining the spotlight on all of our awesome AmeriCorps NCCC members. They have spent the last 7 weeks building with us in Sheridan Hollow! Bailey Chase reporting live in Sheridan Hollow! My next (and final) AmeriCorps NCCC interview is with Tatiana from Portland, Oregon! Tatiana attended Portland State University and Portland Community College for 2.5 years before joining AmeriCorps NCCC. Her favorite color is yellow, she loves potatoes and reading! Let’s find out a little more about her… How did you hear about AmeriCorps NCCC? Tatiana: My younger sister’s teacher works for Habitat for Humanity and he recommended I look into joining AmeriCorps. Why did you decide to join? Tatiana: I decided to join AmeriCorps because I’m not completely sure what I want to study and I thought this would help me figure that out.  Everyone in your group is assigned a specific role, what is yours? Tatiana: I am a Recruiter. I get to talk to a lot of people about joining AmeriCorps. What do you plan to do after AmeriCorps? Tatiana: I’m interested in applied linguistics or pre-med.  What is your favorite thing so far about working with Habitat? Tatiana: I like all the different projects the staff gives […]

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100 Homes & Building

April 16, 2015 | Leave a reply

Habitat for Humanity Capital District is celebrating our 100th home!   Our 100th home is located in Albany’s Sheridan Hollow neighborhood and is the culmination of over 25 years of building in Albany and Rensselaer counties. We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone with our donors, volunteers and partner families.   100 homes means that 100 families now have a safe, affordable place to live. 100 homes means that more than 250 children now have a room to call their own and can get a good night’s sleep. 100 homes means that entire neighborhoods have begun to come back to life after years of neglect and disinvestment. But 100 homes is just the beginning. With your help, we can build hundreds more.   Around the globe, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired more than 1 million homes. We will build until our vision is realized: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.   We invite you to celebrate with us at the following events: Tuesday, May 12 Press Event & Dedication11:00 am Home Showcase Hours11:30 am – 1:00 pm &4:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Wednesday, May 13  100 Homes & Building Reception 6:00pm […]

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