Habitat Omaha Stories

From volunteering and donating to purchasing homes, shopping at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore and so much more, people partner with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in a variety of ways. It’s these people who shape Habitat Omaha and help us as we strive to achieve our vision, “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Learn more about Habitat Omaha and find out how you can get involved by reading their stories.

Peace of mind for the future

Peace of mind for the future

Let’s face it – although most of us don’t want to talk about the need for a will or other estate planning documents, they’re critical to providing us with a voice in determining how our property will be transferred and identifying the people who will care for our loved ones and handle our affairs when we’re gone.

‘Acts of loving kindness’

‘Acts of loving kindness’

Habitat Omaha Faith House Coalition congregations represent multiple denominations but came together for a common purpose this summer – to celebrate and share in fellowship with a three-generation family who is working toward becoming first-time homeowners.

Bearing burdens, replenishing hope

Bearing burdens, replenishing hope

Caren Woodruff, 2019 Habitat Omaha Power Woman of the Year, has said the sacred trust of a strong community is revealed when people support others during difficult times, as well as allow themselves to be supported when in need.

6 Things Everyone Should Do to Prepare for Tornado Season

6 Things Everyone Should Do to Prepare for Tornado Season

Tornado season is officially upon us in Nebraska with several touchdowns already confirmed in the past month. Here are 6 precautions every family should take to protect themselves and their property during severe weather this spring and summer.

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring has officially sprung in Nebraska. The days are getting longer, birds are chirping, and trees are budding. Just like us, our homes are often ready for renewal after the cold weather has lifted. Our team of experts has shared a checklist­­ to help keep your house safe, comfortable and in sound condition.

Disaster Recovery Safety Resources

Disaster Recovery Safety Resources

Safety and security are the first priorities for all Habitat Omaha construction and repair projects. In times of disaster response, special care and instructions can help ensure people remain protected throughout recovery work. We have assembled safety resources to help people remain protected throughout recovery work.

Take a Stand for Safe Housing

Take a Stand for Safe Housing

The Omaha City Council will vote April 2 on a rental housing ordinance. Urge your councilmember to support proactive inspections.

Flood Relief Efforts Move Forward, Help Still Needed

Flood Relief Efforts Move Forward, Help Still Needed

Although the flood damage and loss are extensive, we remain inspired by the incredible sense of community and kindness across our state. Habitat Omaha’s Flood Relief Task Force continues to mobilize staff, partners and volunteers to aid with relief efforts, and we need your help.

City Council Rental Housing Safety Proposals Update

City Council Rental Housing Safety Proposals Update

Hundreds of people attended the March 12 City Council hearing on rental housing safety proposals. After four hours of testimony, it remains indisputable that Omaha is facing a housing crisis with dire consequences for the strength and health of our city.

Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

Omaha has gotten more than its fair share of freezing temps, snow, and ice this winter. Our home improvement team assembled some simple tips to help you keep your home cozy until signs of spring emerge.