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The Thursday crew: Women Building Omaha One House at a Time

The Thursday crew: Women Building Omaha One House at a Time

Affordable housing in Omaha has been helped, in part, by three women and numerous women volunteers over nearly three decades. Mona and her “girls”, Norma and Meredith, are one unstoppable team that has contributed thousands of hours to build hundreds of houses to help build a strong community.

Petition your elected representatives

Petition your elected representatives

There is strong evidence indicating that decent, affordable housing reduces chronic disease, lowers stress, diminishes infectious disease and leads to improved physical and mental health. Affordable housing frees up funds within tight family budgets for health care and quality food. To create a healthy community, we must have decent, affordable housing.

Healing A Home — Habitat Omaha’s Repair Program

Healing A Home — Habitat Omaha’s Repair Program

Decent shelter is something everyone needs to thrive. Noah discovered that Habitat for Humanity of Omaha assists people with housing in several ways when he asked for help with a home repair.

Finding Their Forever Home: Ma Thu Sa and San Aungs

Finding Their Forever Home: Ma Thu Sa and San Aungs

Ma Thu Sa and San Aung’s journey to their Habitat Omaha home started 8,339 miles away in a refugee camp in Thailand. According to the United Nations Office, in 2014, there were 111,000 Karen refugees looking for new opportunities.