Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. They eliminate vacant lots and abandoned homes in the blighted areas of Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community.
Founded in 1984, Habitat Omaha has partnered with nearly 1,000 families to help address their housing issues through homeownership, repairs and community building activities.
Partner Families purchase homes through a no-interest Habitat loan, making monthly mortgage payments for 20-30 years. Potential homeowners first contribute Sweat Equity hours (250 for single applicants and 350 for double applicants), working in construction sites or at a Habitat ReStore.
St. Vincent de Paul has been a member of the Carpenter’s Crew Coalition since 2010. The coalition is made up of 12 churches and Temple Israel which pool their resources to build a house selected by Habitat. In 2017, the coalition is building a house at 3905 N. 22nd St. The home is for Elva and her two children Emiliano and Adela
What can you do?
- Volunteer to work - skilled and unskilled laborers are needed! No prior building experience is necessary. Must be at least 16 years old.
- Plan, cook or deliver lunches to the building site.
- Donate new, used or surplus building equipment to Habitat Omaha ReStore.
- Pray for the project.
To learn more, visit www.habitatomaha.org or watch the bulletin in the spring for information on our parish build as part of the Faith House coalition.