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.
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.
Jim Wood’s birthday has morphed into a yearly barn dance community event. He is happy to celebrate for a good cause by keeping the dancing beat on the upright bass.
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.
12 years into owning her neat, modest north Omaha home, she’s very thankful. Homeownership brought her the stability and long-term security she sought for herself and her children, Kylen, 14 and Kylia, 4.
FNBO has made a vast impact with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in our community. The banking company has helped move forward our mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in several ways.
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.
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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.
Roy Wilson and his wife, Jeanne, were two people affected by the floods that occurred in March 2019 from rain combined with fast snow melt. The couple’s home in the Green Acres area of Bellevue was soaked, and the Wilsons lost 40 years’ worth of possessions.
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Habitat Omaha offers homeowners a great benefit with our education classes. In these courses, topics range from budgeting to the post-purchase care of one’s home. A new course started when Blue Wah, a family services program associate, approached Lisa Jackson, our education coordinator, with a problem homeowners, were facing.