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

Johnson Family: Hope and Hard Work Pays Off - April 2nd, 2018

Chiquette Johnson vividly remembers the fear that gripped her four years ago when her son was born with a lifelong, debilitating disease. Chiquette’s son was born with a congenital genetic disorder and is wheelchair bound. “I remember the first time I held him, I had this feeling of joy and pride, of course, but I also worried that I wouldn’t be able to care for him where we lived,” said Chiquette, describing her small, duplex that wasn’t handicap accessible. read more

Habitat Homeownership: Family Self-Sufficiency - March 14th, 2018

Tenisha Parks remembers the moment she let go of fear and turned her family’s future over to God. “If you want something different, you have to do something different,” Rev. Walter Belton told his congregation late last year. As she sat in the pew, the single mother of two boys, ages 11 and 14, clung to those words. read more

A Home of Their Own - February 16th, 2018

The story of Elmer and Ana Servando and their two daughters is one of faith, perseverance and true grit. Elmer and Ana Servando were born in El Salvador, but met when they were in school in California. After they married and had two children, Amy and Natalie, they decided to move to South Carolina to be closer to family and to escape high living costs in California. 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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