Category Archives: Habitat Families

Pam Banks and the Recipe for Habitat Success

Pam Banks is busy these days, but you’ll rarely find her without a smile on her face.  Since starting our homeownership program last year, she’s finished 350 hours of Sweat Equity on Habitat’s construction sites and at the ReStore.  That’s on … Continue reading

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Boots for Building 2014: “Get Your Boots On and GIVE BACK!”

by Henry Randolph “Remember:  we leave no one behind.”  Iraq veteran and former U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy helped kick off the first-ever Boots For Building with those words, encouraging more than 150 military veterans from around the region not to … Continue reading

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Philadelphia to Nicaragua (and Back): Local Building, Global Impact

by Henry Randolph Habitat Philadelphia builds and repairs homes locally, but we’re making a global impact!  Through the Habitat For Humanity tithe system, we donate a tenth of what we raise each year to Habitat affiliates across Latin America, where … Continue reading

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again? Rebuilding Hope in West Philly

by Henry Randolph Lorraine Gomez knows what it means to be rooted to a place.  She has rich memories of growing up on Viola Street in West Philadelphia, on a block lined with huge trees and elegant Victorian-style houses built … Continue reading

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Meet the Coleman Family, our newest homeowners!

Eric and Audreyelaine Coleman can hardly believe it, but they’re about to become homeowners.  The reality is just setting in:  this month they will start paying their mortgage on a new Habitat house at 1910 West Wilt Street, becoming the … Continue reading

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Home Repair and Weatherization: Critical to a Growing Philadelphia

By Rocky Font-Soloway Our Weatherization and Home Repair Program (WHRP) reached its latest milestone in January, completing its second round of projects in North Philadelphia!  And what exactly is the WHRP, you might ask?  It’s all in the name!  This … Continue reading

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Meet the Garoma-Hailu Family: our newest neighbors in North Philadelphia!

Interview by Meghan Tidwell, article by Henry Randolph Sintayehu Garoma and Birhane Hailu entered Habitat Philadelphia’s homeownership program in September 2010, and in December 2012 we celebrated with them as they purchased their new Habitat house in North Philadelphia.   We … Continue reading

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