Habitat For Humanity Of Omaha
Rating: 4.87 stars 52 52 reviews 1,425
Homeless & Housing, Religion
1701 N 24th St Omaha NE 68110 USA
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
provide good affordable housing
Direct beneficiaries per year:
almost 60 families
Geographic areas served:
North Omaha primarily with builds in South Omaha and Washington County as the availablity and need dictate.
new home construction, re-hab housing, roof and repair, and blighted home demolition.
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I love what HFHOO does for the community, and I am always willing to donate my time for classes, organizing, moving... anything that helps them help you! I recently helped with a "Project In A Box" creating wine bottle/glass holders, and I will be offering my inspiration to others on another project that benefits the "Junk Stock" HFHOO booth in promoting sales for crafting unique, vintage window pane art. THANK YOU, HFHOO, for all you do!
Those who work there are just fabulously helpful and kind to help find things... keep up the great work!
I have had the pleasure of working with Habitat Omaha in various capacities for over 8 years now. As an organization they really put the needs of the prospective homeowners and different areas of the Omaha area they work in first and foremost. I really appreciate the fact that they involve the homeowners on the front side of things to get them engaged in working towards bettering their lives and living arrangements with some "sweat equity" of sorts with the process. I also feel a contributing factor to the outstanding success of the building programs revolves around the homeowners investment into their new home versus just giving them a place to live in. I feel like it really helps them to feel a sense of ownership and pride in what they've done and where they're at in their lives.
I have been a volunteer leader for Habitat Omaha for several years, clocking hundreds of hours per year. For many years before that I was a frequent volunteer. I have seen many staff changes and through it all the mission remains at the forefront. The goal of making decent affordable housing available to more and more families not only creates opportunities for those individual families, it changes the landscape of North Omaha. I am proud to be associated with this organization.
Habitat for Humanity is making a difference in my community. Over the years the quality of the homes built; the training and support for Family Partners; and participation by corporate partners, churches, and volunteers have steadily increased. Now with demolition and Roof and Repair programs the reach keeps growing.
I have worked with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for the last 6 years in a variety of roles (volunteer crew leader, donor, board member) and I have been amazed at the progress this chapter has made in serving the community. They have been able to dramatically grow the number of families served, increased fund raising, improved the professionalism of the staff and transformed neighborhoods. They have gone from a small organization of dedicated volunteers and staff to one of the largest and most successful chapters in the nation. I am very proud of their accomplishments and being able to serve with them.
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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has always delivered a very positive volunteer experience and allowed me to help improve the lives of multiple local families while learning valuable skills from experienced construction staff. I highly recommend supporting Habitat to all of my friends and colleagues as a great opportunity to give back to the community by building a suitable home to a family in need to purchase with a no-interest mortgage. And, for those considering donations rather than volunteering, ALL of the financial contributions go directly to building the homes and not to overhead costs.
In 2010, I became a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity – Omaha! I was initially drawn to HFH’s motto, ‘Providing a hand up not a hand-out’ however because of this organization’s mission, strong leadership, and outstanding dedication to changing the Omaha community; I was also empowered to build with Habitat for Humanity International in Haiti, South Africa and soon Nepal. Through these experiences, I have witnessed firsthand that this organization transforms lives!
The Omaha staff is empathetic, professional, knowledgeable, passionate about Habitat’s purpose and ‘the real deal!’ They put ‘people over profit’ and are always grateful for all contributions: volunteer time, donations for the Restore, monetary donations or attending one of their many fundraisers!
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I love volunteering with Habitat - I get to meet lots of great people, learn new skills, be actively involved in the community and feel like I am really helping to make a difference.
I have been active through Young Professionals and as the community service chair for my company for a few years now and the professionalism of Habitat-Omaha is second to none. They are very knowledgeable about Habitat's mission, extremely welcoming and just great people. I will never forget when I did my first Habitat event: I met a Habitat representative that day and didn't see him again for almost 8-9 months, not only did he remember my name but remembered specifics from the conversation we had from months before. That experience made me realize how much they truly care and appreciate the help they get. I will continue to help Habitat for years to come.
I am the President of Husker Hammer Siding Windows and Roofing, we have been a major contributor to Habitat for years and continue to do so due to the great organization it is and the great people they have to work with. We are very proud to be tied to Habitat for Humanity and serve the greater Omaha market.