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.

We’re Proud to Be in Kountze Park This Week

We’re Proud to Be in Kountze Park This Week

This year’s Home Builders Blitz holds special meaning as Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s fourth and final time hosting the house building extravaganza in Kountze Park.

Fond farewells and new friends

Fond farewells and new friends

Guest blogger Stephanie Dubinsky concludes her chronicles of the Habitat Omaha Global Village trip to Cape Town.

Habitat Omaha launches Apprenticeship Program

Habitat Omaha launches Apprenticeship Program

Community strength and individual empowerment are fundamental outcomes of Habitat Omaha’s work to build quality, affordable homes. Our new Apprenticeship Program allows us to continue our commitment to these results through our role as a Nebraska employer.

Continuing to build in Cape Town

Continuing to build in Cape Town

Volunteer Stephanie Dubinsky continues her chronicles of the Habitat Omaha Global Village trip to Cape Town in part 2 of her 3-part guest blog series.

Cape Town bound

Cape Town bound

Experience Habitat Omaha’s recent Global Village trip to Cape Town, South Africa, through the eyes and adventures of volunteer and guest blogger Stephanie Dubinsky.

Phylis’ letter: You can’t put a price on inspiration

Phylis’ letter: You can’t put a price on inspiration

Phylis’ street was revitalized during the year’s first Rock the Block held in Omaha’s Minne Lusa neighborhood. She shared a letter, reflecting on how the experience has changed her home, her neighborhood and her outlook.

Celebrating achievements

Celebrating achievements

A stable home big enough to fit her family was Nyachoch’s goal. With five children and one granddaughter, Nyachoch knew she had to find a five-bedroom home to keep her family together. Now, almost two years later, Nyachoch looks at her home with pride.

My Little Part

My Little Part

Nobody knows Omaha neighborhoods better than the people who call them home. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Elvin Siebert who has lived in North Omaha’s Belvedere Point neighborhood for nearly 50 years. A community activist at heart, he discussed life in this historic area and his hopes for the future of the neighborhood he loves.