Goal for 2014: 45 Homes

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0% of 2014 goal completed
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Average number of volunteers working on a home any given weekend.

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The number of homes built in our 37-year history
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  • Habitat Home Center Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

     

    Our first San Antonio Habitat Home Center located at 311 Probandt is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this April! 

    Since our opening in 1994 in the old Joske’s distribution center; the Home Center has been able to successfully acquire new and used building materials and home improvement merchandise in order to resell it to the public at significant savings over regular retail. All proceeds from sales in the Home Centers support Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio’s home building program.

    The resale of goods purchased from liquidators and closeout companies began in 1999, while in-kind donations from individuals and businesses continued. The store, originally opened on a part time basis and staffed by volunteers, is now open full time and staffed by paid employees.

    With sales exploding, our second store on Walzem Rd. was opened in early 2004 in a former Service Merchandise location followed by a third Home Center near Marbach and 410 in 2007 in a former Jo-Ann Fabrics.

    In order to continue growing and being an asset to the community, we invite you to shop and/or donate at any of our now 3 locations: 311 Probandt St., 5482 Walzem Rd., and 8125 Meadow Leaf Dr.

    You can always find plenty of new and used cabinets, doors, windows, furniture, paint sundries, interior/exterior lighting, area rugs, etc.

    Please consider any of our three Habitat Home Centers for your next home improvement purchase and/or donation of overstocked, outdated or gently used items including motorized vehicles.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Give us a call, don’t trash it all!

         

     


  • New 27-House Community in the Making

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio has kicked off construction on its newest community in District 5, Cornerstone Village.

     

    Located south of Highway 90, near General Hudnell, Cornerstone Village is a 27-lot community rising to eliminate blight and create much needed sustainable homes for low-income families in San Antonio.

     

    Directly behind SAISD’s Kelly Elementary School, the transformation of empty lots is visibly underway, as volunteers and sponsors work side-by-side with Habitat homeowners to tackle a variety of hands-on duties, including framing, roofing, tiling and painting.

     

    There will be a celebratory House Dedication Ceremony for the first 12 homes in this new community on April 5, while the completion of the Cornerstone Village project is scheduled for early August.

     

    Distinguished as the first U.S. partner affiliate in the United States, our organization remains among the top five largest producers of new Habitat homes in the country. We remain grassroots by nature and are trusted to be great stewards of donor dollars. Due to the success of our Home Centers (building materials thrift stores), 100% of every donor dollar goes directly to house building!

     

    This community in the making is possible thanks largely to uniting generous donations of time and funds from individuals, congregations, civic groups and corporations. With monthly mortgage payments averaging just $475 on a 0% interest, 20-year loan, Cornerstone Village will provide the long-term stability first-time homeowners can afford and the security necessary to plan their futures.

     

    For information on volunteer opportunities at Cornerstone Village, contact Clark in Volunteer Services at (210) 223-5203 x161 or volunteer@habitatsa.org.

     

     

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    Cornerstone Village

  • Shopping Event to Benefit HFHSA!

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is thrilled to partner with Ten Thousand Villages at the Pearl Brewery for a community shopping event. 

    Stop by Ten Thousand Villages at the Pearl Brewery this Thursday, December 5, from 4-8PM, and 15% of sales made during the event will be donated to Habitat's home building program. This is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting our mission and their worldwide artisans!

    We hope to see you there!


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    Invite your friends & come Christmas shopping at our
    late night community shopping event.
    15% of the proceeds will support
    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.
    Come see the lights at the Pearl and
    enjoy a meal with friends and family.


    Late Night Community Shopping Event

    Thursday, December 5
    4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God's people in need to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God's love in action.

    We work with very low-income families whose total income is generally 25% - 60% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in "sweat equity" where they support and help build their own house and that of their neighbors. Monthly mortgage payments average $400 to $450.

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  • Progress Report – 2013’s not over yet!

     

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio remains very grass roots oriented.  With you – the San Antonio community -- we have served (since our founding) more than 834 families in need through our homebuilding program.  You may not realize we have also served more than 31,000 additional families through homeownership counseling. 

    2013 has been an impactful year – but we have a lot more to accomplish.  We need your help to complete 21 homes by the end of the year!

     

    HFHSA Accomplishments (YTD)

    • 36 Habitat homes built
    • Successfully piloted new High School Summer Internship Program – 15 students from Harlandale, Southwest, Earl Warren and James Madison High Schools partnered with us this summer to learn about home building and a host of leadership skills. 
    • Completed 22 affordable homes at Coleman Ridge in City Council District #4.  Special thanks to Councilman Rey Saldaña for his support of this neighborhood!  
    • Completed 14 homes at the Morning Star Terrace community and finishing infrastructure (streets, drainage, sewer, electrical, water, etc.) on Cornerstone Village.  Special thanks to the City of San Antonio – Office of Grants Monitoring & Administration for their support of these neighborhoods.
    • Kept the Environment and Energy Efficiency at the top of our priority list –
                --All homes are built to Energy Star, LEED Level I and Smart Energy standards.
                --We continue to keep items out of landfills through our Home Centers and Wrecking Crew.
    • Qualified all families for 2013 house building.

    What’s left to do this year:

    • Build 18 homes to get all families moved in their homes for the holidays!
    • Secure funding to complete 6.5 unsponsored homes this fall (+ funding for 2014).
    • Locate and acquire tracts of land for building (for 2015 and beyond). 
    • Continue qualification of families for 2014 house building.

    How you can help:

    • Donate funding.

                --Remember Habitat when you do your holiday shopping: give gifts in honor or in memory of those “hard to buy for” family and friends.

                --If you have the need to wrap something, do your shopping at the Home Centers. Lots of great Christmas-themed products are already in stores waiting for the perfect buyer.

    • Volunteer. Multiple opportunities are available Mondays – Saturdays -- whether your specialty is painting or data entry.  Youth groups welcome!  Give us a shout out if you have time to invest.
    • Donate stuff. As you tidy up your own house for the holidays and uncover extra “stuff” – visit us at www.HabitatSA.org to find out what types of donations our stores can use.
    • A church or faith community can:

                 --Pray for our families and Habitat’s work in the San Antonio community
                 --Take up a special offering for Habitat this fall or holiday season (great fit for a Thanksgiving offering).
                 --Plan for 2014… Talk with Barrett Myers, HFHSA’s Faith Relations Associate, about ways to get more involved.  He’s at faithrelations@habitatsa.org or 210-223-5203 x148. 

     

    To help now, call 210-223-5203.

Home Center

HFHSA operates the Habitat Home Centers located at 311 Probandt, 5482 Walzem and 8125 Meadow Leaf.

The Habitat Home Centers are home improvement thrift stores that sell both new and used home improvement materials to the public. All proceeds from sales in these stores benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.

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