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17-year Habitat homeowner reflects

Since becoming a homeowner, Gabriela and her daughters have flourished—and helped family members who needed care.

Founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. We help to grow and maintain the quality, affordable housing stock in Burt County, Omaha, Sarpy County, Washington County and Waterloo while increasing access to homeownership opportunities throughout the area. Habitat Omaha homebuyers are required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their homes through 20- to 30-year affordable mortgages. Since 1984, Habitat Omaha has partnered with more than 1,800 families and individuals; this year we will impact the lives of more than 200 families in the Omaha metro area.

In 2020, Habitat Omaha will build or renovate more than 40 homes. Additionally, we will complete up to 140 home repair or improvement projects, expanding our impact through critical repairs and services for veterans, people with disabilities and the elderly.