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CITY OF SPARTANBURG VIDEO: 2019 Housing Summit

CITY OF SPARTANBURG VIDEO: 2019 Housing Summit - June 5th 2019

Produced for the Spartanburg Housing Summit, this video features stories and perspectives shared by Habitat homeowners and other local residents about both the challenges they've had with housing and the vision they have for our community. read more


GOUPSTATE: Habitat for Humanity eyes 3 new homes thanks to Duncan Park land donation

GOUPSTATE: Habitat for Humanity eyes 3 new homes thanks to Duncan Park land donation - March 6th 2019

While Lee Close, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, observed volunteers busily building two new houses on Salem Street recently, he celebrated not only those two nearly completed homes, but also a recent donation that will offer several low-income families the opportunity to live in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. read more


CITY OF SPARTANBURG: 2019 Housing Study

CITY OF SPARTANBURG: 2019 Housing Study - March 5th 2019

Where you live affects the life you can have. Living in an opportunity-rich neighborhood – one that has access to jobs, good schools, health care and transit, gives everyone a chance to succeed – no matter where they’re starting from. Safe and affordable homes are the foundation of opportunity and a springboard to a better future. read more


GOUPSTATE PHOTO GALLERY: Habitat for Humanity builds houses on Salem Street

GOUPSTATE PHOTO GALLERY: Habitat for Humanity builds houses on Salem Street - March 4th 2019

The Spartanburg County Foundation recently donated land in Duncan Park to Habitat for Humanity. Here, Habitat volunteers build two houses on Salem Street similar to the ones that will be built on the donated lot. read more


GOUPSTATE: 'Denny's Day' volunteers tackles trio of Habitat homes

GOUPSTATE: 'Denny's Day' volunteers tackles trio of Habitat homes - October 9th 2018

Toting hammers, hard hats and safety glasses, a small army of Denny’s corporate employees teamed with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg Tuesday. Starting with just a concrete foundation, volunteers were able to completely frame a brand new Habitat home on Pierpont Avenue, and they contributed strong backs and hands to painting, siding and roofing projects at two other homes on Pierpont and adjoining streets. read more


GOUPSATE: A safe place to call home

GOUPSATE: A safe place to call home - August 14th 2018

In a few short weeks, Lisa Simmons said she’ll hopefully never have to look over her shoulder again. Simmons, along with her daughter Shakila Crawford, will soon be the owners of a new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg. The group’s 132nd home — the same one Simmons will call her own — started to take shape in a major way Tuesday morning on Bon Air Avenue. read more


WSPA: Inman First Baptist building community’s first Habitat home

WSPA: Inman First Baptist building community’s first Habitat home - June 7th 2018

Inman First Baptist Church members raised the walls Thursday on the first Habitat for Humanity home in the Inman community. The congregation committed to a full sponsorship of $70,000 as a way to reach out to the community and show the love of Jesus Christ, according to Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg. read more


GOUPSTATE: 'Strength, stability and independence'

GOUPSTATE: 'Strength, stability and independence' - May 11th 2018

Four years ago, when Cindy Johnson — the single mother of three teenage boys — started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, she never thought that home ownership would be a possibility for her. But Saturday, 17 women from Habitat will be putting the final touches on her new home on Bon Air Avenue, the site of this year’s Women Build Week event. read more

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