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.
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.
Jeanne and Roy Wilson’s Sunny Skies
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.
Designing Together: Partnering together to provide families with an exciting opportunity.
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.
Buildertrend sponsors its first home
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has been known to Buildertrend as a client for over seven years. Employees of the residential construction management software company took this partnership to a new level this year when Buildertrend became a Platinum Build Partner for a five-bedroom, two-bathroom home in north Omaha.
Workforce Program: Tyson and Habitat Omaha
Habitat Omaha celebrated our partnership with Tyson Foods, helping their team members obtain mortgage readiness through Habitat Omaha’s Workforce program. Through the Almost Home program, people that don’t qualify for homeownership are given guidance on how to navigate the steps to become qualified. We are excited to help more Tyson Foods team members next year – and in the years to come!
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.
A New Beginning for Htoo & his family
Habitat homeowner De Htoo opens the door to his new home where he plans to live with his son, Mu Kpaw and daughter-in-law, Paw Ler Wah.
Habitat Omaha Interns Build It Forward for Their Career and Community
Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha depends on paid interns to assist in its efforts to build and rehabilitate affordable housing for families in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Burt and Saunders counties in Nebraska.
This year’s crop of five construction interns and one family services intern represent five colleges and universities, including the University of Colorado, Creighton University, Kansas State University, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska Omaha. All of them share a quest for professional knowledge and to serve families through Habitat’s vision, A world where everyone has a quality, safe and healthy place to live.
Habitat Fore! 2022 Recap in Photos
Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Habitat Fore! Humanity Golf Tournament. Thank you to our Co-Chairs, Carrie & Dan Zoucha, our event committee members, the Eagle Hills Golf Course for hosting our golf tournament and all of our Habitat Fore! Humanity sponsors, volunteers and the Omaha and Sarpy County communities!
We gather to celebrate the achievements of our homeowners at the Habitat Omaha home dedications. Here are a few of the happy moments from the dedication celebrations we have had so far in 2022.
Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Amanda Brewer, Habitat Omaha CEO
Twenty-five years is a significant milestone, especially when serving the community through nonprofit leadership.
In a recent sit down with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha CEO Amanda Brewer, she reflected on her 25-years with the community organization that builds equity in people to help them achieve the American Dream – owning their own home.
Athena’s Story – Veteran Home Repair Program
Athena served in the Army as an all-wheel mechanic in 2001 before being medically discharged in 2003. While she was still living on a military post in Louisiana, she purchased a home sight unseen in Omaha, Nebraska.