Habitat Spartanburg Blog

How does Habitat for Humanity’s family selection process work? - February 18th, 2020

When a family is selected for Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg’s homeownership program, it is a life-changing opportunity—and that’s not hyperbole. read more

Habitat Partners with Urban League, CFFCU Offers Financial Literacy Classes - May 23rd, 2019

Every first-time homebuyer faces a steep learning curve when it comes to the financial literacy of homeownership... read more

Hands-On Maintenance with Habitat - September 12th, 2018

What homeownership program would be complete without a crash course in home maintenance? Habitat Spartanburg offers a Home Maintenance Workshop to our program participants and homeowners annually, and every year they ask us to offer it again.  read more

Keeping a Habitat Home Pest Free - June 22nd, 2018

As summer approaches, countless creepy crawlies are waking up and making their way into our backyards! Many Habitat homeowners remember rental situations in which pest problems abounded, so they’re eager to learn how they can keep their new homes pest-free. This month, the Neighborhood Support Committee of Habitat Spartanburg partnered with Gary & Cameron Corbin of First Choice Pest Control and Rev. Stuart Jones, a longtime Habitat volunteer, to give them a lesson they’d never forget! read more

Mitigating the Cost of Maintenance - May 15th, 2018

Becoming a first-time homeowner is both exciting and challenging, and one of the biggest challenges that Habitat homeowners can face is handling home maintenance for the first time in their lives. For that reason, we make every effort to equip program participants with all the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in this area. Participants spend the majority of their time in the program on our construction sites, where they learn about all the working parts in a home, gain experience with a variety of tools, and build relationships with amazing volunteers who are willing to be there for them as supportive resources going forward. read more

Learning Lawn Care with Phil Abers - April 2nd, 2018

Phil Abers, a longtime Habitat Spartanburg volunteer, is also a member of the Spartanburg Men's Garden Club and Trees Coalition. Mr. Abers shared his expertise with Habitat homeowners and others during a recent workshop. read more

Homeownership Benefits Each Generation - February 14th, 2018

We know that a new Habitat home lifts families, but what we've learned is that the real benefits accrue to the next generation. read more

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