Cottages underway to provide housing for fire survivors

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Work is underway to install a total of 15 modular cottages at two sites in Windsor and Fountaingrove nearly a year after October’s firestorm destroyed 5,300 homes in Sonoma County. The cottages will provide short-term, affordable housing for those who lost homes or were displaced after the most destructive blaze in California’s history, with some… Read more »

Affordable housing takes a step forward at council meeting

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Windsor approves requests from Habitat for Humanity to move project forward At the Sept. 19 meeting of the Windsor Town Council, the town took a large step towards moving one of its keystone affordable housing projects forward. Duncan Village, a Habitat For Humanity project, was designated in August of 2017 to receive $556,000 from the… Read more »

Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity creates, donates playhouses

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Santa Rosa fifth-grader Rilee Harte was challenged last month with an enviable task. From all the adorable, handcrafted playhouses available at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, she had to choose the one she liked best. There were several contenders, but Rilee ended up selecting one decorated with colorful swirls and elegant shapes found in the… Read more »

KSRO Interview: Habitat for Humanity and Medtronic Joining

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John Kennedy, CEO for Habitat for Humanity, shares the major disasters that his organization has helped across the country over the past few years, how these new cottages will help those who lost their home due to the wildfires, the length of time they can be rented once completed. The three cottages being built, the… Read more »

Enter the Opportunity Quilt Raffle!

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Did you know that every child moving into a Habitat home in Sonoma County receives a personalized quilt hand-made by a group of dedicated volunteers? The Welcome Home Quilters donate countless hours and much of their own supplies, not to mention their incredible skill! You can support their work by entering the raffle for this… Read more »

West Steele Lane Renovation on Schedule – New Pipes, Wires, and Windows!

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The Build Team has made a lot of progress this month. The renovation on West Steele Lane is moving forward by leaps and bounds. Just this month we’ve finished installing all new windows, we’ve cleared the entire lot of brush, debris, and old concrete in preparation for landscaping. Our fantastic electricians have finished three quarters… Read more »

Americorps members participate in Colorado’s Build-a-Thon

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Our Americorps Volunteers spent June 4th-10th building Habitat homes in Colorado as a part of flood recovery efforts east of Boulder. The Colorado Build-a-Thon spread 150 Habitat Americorps members from the Western US among five towns that experienced catastrophic flooding in 2013. Habitat for Humanity has been able to aid 200 families as part of… Read more »