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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

First Presbyterian Church Kicks Off Home Build - February 18th, 2019

First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg will raise the walls on its fully sponsored home on Thursday, Feb. 21. 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

Charity Navigator: Habitat Spartanburg Among Highest Performers in State, U.S. - June 13th, 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg’s strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability have earned it a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive year that Habitat Spartanburg has earned the top distinction. read more

Volunteers are the Lifeblood of Habitat - June 13th, 2018

Charlene Lyle is the epitome of dedication - one of Habitat Spartanburg's most dedicated volunteers who has worked 3,408 hours building Habitat homes. In total, Charlene has worked on 45 Habitat Spartanburg homes! Charlene is a member of an elite group - our regular volunteers who faithfully give one, usually two, days weekly to building homes for deserving families. "After retirement I was looking for something to do and Habitat seemed like a good fit," Charlene said. "I look back now and think of all that I've learned, all of the people -- now friends who I met and I'm so thankful for the experience." 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

Monday Volunteer Group: Faithful Volunteers Make A Difference - May 15th, 2018

Joe Mattison -- the leader of the Monday Volunteer Group -- is humble about the work and time the group devotes to the Habitat Spartanburg ReStore. "We work hard -- we do whatever needs to be done, but we enjoy each other's company, too," Joe said. "We all see it as a way to give back to the ministry -- and to Spartanburg -- and we have these bonds now with one another." read more

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