Our Stories

Savannah

“We have to know these stories. It’s only in understanding how we got where we are that we can really re-engineer and create a positive future,” said Gregg Mitchell, Habitat Chesapeake CAO, as he introduced Lawrence Lanahan’s seminar at the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Last month, the Johns Hopkins campus chapter of Habitat Young Professionals hosted the first-ever “Beyond the Build” seminar event, which aims to highlight critical housing issues informed by the intersection of race, wealth, history, and socioeconomics. 

Savannah

HabiCorps, Habitat Chesapeake’s groundbreaking workforce development program, hosted its first-ever bowling reunion this past March, with alumni from the past 5 years of graduates as well as instructors and Habitat staff in attendance. Among the crash of bowling pins, alumni were able to catch up and reminisce about their time in the program as well as talk about where they’re headed.

Savannah

5 Years: Happy HabiCorps Reunion!

HabiCorps, Habitat Chesapeake’s groundbreaking workforce development program, hosted its first-ever bowling reunion this past March, with alumni from the past 5 years of graduates as well as instructors and Habitat staff in attendance. Among the crash of bowling pins, alumni were able to catch up and reminisce about their time in the program as well as talk about where they’re headed.

Savannah

This AmeriCorps Service Week, we’re highlighting some of the AmeriCorps service members that work with Habitat Chesapeake to bring affordable homeownership to more communities and families across Central Maryland.  

Savannah

Volunteer Spotlight: February 2022

Habitat Chesapeake is honored to partner with dedicated and hard-working volunteers who do everything from build houses, run the ReStores, and work alongside homeowners. As part of our thanks to these incredible groups and individuals who make our mission a reality, we are highlighting a different volunteer each month in a Volunteer Spotlight. Join us to hear the stories of our volunteers and their incredible work. This month, meet Adrienne!

Savannah

On International Women’s Day, Habitat Chesapeake wants to highlight the many roles women and people of all genders embrace to support affordable homeownership in Maryland. From volunteers, to leaders, to homebuyers, women are a crucial cornerstone for Habitat’s work, and we appreciate their unique perspectives and applaud their work in light of the challenges they face. 

Savannah

Habitat on the Hill is an annual, nation-wide conference for Habitat affiliate staff, board members, volunteers, and supporters from all across the country to come together to advocate for legislation that supports affordable homeownership. Habitat Chesapeake was pleased to participate in a series of meetings with advocates from federal departments, nonprofits, and other Habitat affiliates in preparation for Thursday’s day on the Hill discussing policy with lawmakers.

Savannah

On a beautifully sunny December morning, Habitat Chesapeake staff, partners, neighbors, and friends gathered at the future site of three homes on Ward Street in Pigtown, Baltimore. With bouquets of vibrant poinsettias, Habitat Chesapeake officially broke ground with the help of community partners.

Savannah

Home isn’t just the place you live in, but also the people who make it. New Habitat Homeowner Charles can especially appreciate that, now that he has bought his first house only a few minutes away from his parents’ home. Living most of his life with his parents, he was ready to strike out on his own – but not too far from the people who mean home to him.  

Savannah

At the annual Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church picnic table build, community and congregation come together to put faith into action. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is honored to partner with Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church again this year as the recipient of several picnic tables built by their incredible community.

Savannah

On October 14th, Habitat Chesapeake celebrated all these people who make Habitat’s mission a reality at the annual Cornerstone Society Coming Home donor appreciation event. Held at the historic Clifton Mansion in the heart of East Baltimore, the event brought together donors, volunteers, sponsors, and staff for an evening of reflecting on the past four decades of Habitat’s impact.

Savannah

Every day, our ReStore team supports our mission of building homes, communities, and hope through the power of teamwork. Savannah, who runs our ReStore Call Center, not only embodies our mission but serves as the first voice that many of our donors hear when reaching out to Habitat Chesapeake. 

Yvangela is one of our newest homeowners whose story shows how much your life can transform with faith in God, belief in yourself, and the determination to rewrite the narrative. Read her incredible story and celebrate the many faces of our homeowners with us!

When most people think about Habitat for Humanity, they do not often think about the hard-working individuals and families working diligently behind the scenes to meet the demands of our homeownership program. Meet a few of our homeowners and celebrate the many faces of Habitat Chesapeake with us!

We are incredibly proud to announce the graduation of our 2021 HabiCorps Workforce trainees! On a warm August evening, graduates celebrated in style with their friends and family as they looked to the future with new skills. 

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