Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

30th Anniversary: The Beginning
A group of volunteers putting up a Habitat for Humanity sign at the site of Habitat Omaha's first home.


Building a Foundation

Mary Lyons kept thinking something ought to be done about the dilapidated, boarded up and condemned houses she saw when she rode the bus to work in North Omaha or walked a few blocks from there to weekly meetings. A solution hit her one day when she happened to read an article about Millard Fuller and Habitat for Humanity - build homes on a nonprofit basis following the economics of Jesus -interest free mortgages with payments from one family going to provide the home for the next. She was in her mid- twenties at the time and everyone kept telling her it couldn't be done. She convinced her parents, and with their support, she and the late Delores Goodlet chose Easter...

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Photo by Habitat for Humanity/Ezra Millstein
Photo by Habitat for Humanity/Ezra Millstein

 

Elkhorn Coalition Groundbreaking

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 the Elkhorn Coalition churches came together with Thrivent Financial and area businesses to break ground on a new Habitat for Humanity of Omaha home in Waterloo, Nebraska. The coalition enjoyed a beautiful day filled with excitement and hope as they kicked off Habitat Omaha's first build in Western Douglas County. his home will be purchased with a no-interest Habitat Omaha loan by Jennifer, a single mother of three young boys and....

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  Habitat Omaha's Women's Power Lunch