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Honoring Dr. King’s Vision of a “Beloved Community”

There are few instances in history where the actions of a single person have created a ripple effect extending for generations. Nearly 50 years after delivering his “I have a Dream Speech” and sharing the vision of a “Beloved Community,” in which poverty was eradicated and prejudice was replaced by inclusivity, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on.

‘These houses truly become homes. That is why I chose to return as a volunteer and I am honored to lend a helping hand.’ Volunteers lend a hand for Veterans Day Build

I’m a returning volunteer,” said John as he addressed a group of volunteers at Habitat Chesapeake’s annual Veterans Day Build. “When I volunteered last year, I was assigned to work in a house that was completely gutted – no walls, just a frame. I thought to myself, there is no way that this house will get done.”

HabiCorps Workforce Development Program Sees Off Seven Graduates To New Careers In Construction Trades

“This program picked me up when I was at my lowest. Now, I am a leader. I’m a carpenter.” These are just a few words spoken by a 2018-2019 HabiCorps Graduate John, during the intimate HabiCorps graduation ceremony held last week at the Habitat Chesapeake affiliate office.

The path to homeownership is different for every Habitat homebuyer. In this video, a Partner Family Member shares with us her journey to becoming a Habitat homeowner.

On May 9th and 10th, Habitat Chesapeake hosted our Annual Women Build event where we welcomed more than 50 volunteers from Wells Fargo, Aerotek an Allegis Group company, Stanley Martin Homes and Harkins Builders. This build hits close to home for us, as 85% of Habitat Chesapeake families are female-headed and most affected by the lack of affordable housing opportunities.

April is Home is the Key Month at Habitat Chesapeake

Throughout the month of April, Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country are celebrating Home is the Key Month. Together with sponsors, community leaders and supporters, this campaign aims to raise awareness about the need for more families have access to decent, affordable housing and to emphasize the fact that home is the key to a safe and stable environment where parents, children and grandchildren can thrive!

A New Home For The Store That Builds Homes

It’s official! Habitat Chesapeake’s Columbia ReStore is open for business again and the news could not have been more welcome for our loyal shoppers and donors!


Bless This Happy Home

Habitat Chesapeake’s Faith Community Gathers to Bless the Home of a New Habitat Homebuyer

Three Families Welcomed Home For the Holiday Season

It was a cold, wet day but as Councilman Leon Pinkett of Baltimore City’s 7th District put it, “no amount of rain could dampen the spirit and joy of today!” On December 15, 2018 three new Habitat homebuyers gleamed with holiday cheer as they became the newest Habitat Chesapeake homebuyers. Each equipped with their own Habitat journey and stories, the lives of James, Tamieka and LaTasha will be forever changed now that they have beautiful, affordable homes.

Habitat Chesapeake Hosts First Ever Friends & Family Build!

We have all seen some new changes this Fall with the leaves changing and the crisp, windy weather, but this season kicked off a new adventure for Habitat Chesapeake as well! On November 3rd we launched our first-ever Friends & Family Build, an initiative to re-engage corporate volunteers, their families and friends who have experienced the joy of working with Habitat and longed to return to a build site. 

Homeowners Shine Bright at Welcome Home Celebration!

Two new homeowners, Candace and Amber shined bright at a beautiful celebration in the quiet South Baltimore community of Mt. Winans. Surrounded by their families, new neighbors and Habitat Chesapeake staff, board and supporters, Candace, now a Mt. Winans homeowner, and Amber, a homeowner in the North Baltimore community of Woodbourne-McCabe, greeted and thanked all those in attendance.

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