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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

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Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Religion

Mission: 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.

Target demographics: 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.

Programs: new home construction, re-hab housing, roof and repair, and blighted home demolition.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 1

I paid way too much for my house. House is filled with lead dust. I can't use my yard to garden. Lead dust causes severe health issues and is very dangerous. I also have all types of mold in my house. Mold is also a huge health concern and very dangerous to live in those conditions. We won't even mention the idiot neighbors I have to deal with and all the 60 some police reports i have had to make. Company refuses to fix the things wrong with my house & thinks they can offer me a couple thousand dollars for my house and let someone else have it & all the problems that come with it. Wiring is faulty inside and outside of house. I have been sick and my pets sick too since living here. All my money goes to house payment and fixing things. I complained on Facebook and Habitat had my account shut down. So now I am going to complain on every site they have. I had that Facebook account for years & since Habitat can't accept the problems they try and hide them. Well problems are not going to just go away until you fix them and company refuses to do anything I ask, they can't even bring me some dirt to put around my house, so the water will stop leaking inside my house. I will add my you tube videos and photos later on.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently my family and I re-tiled and remodeled the "scary" bathroom in the basement--we all known the type--and purchased 95% of our materials from the ReStore. I didn't find all matching tiles though; instead, I found an array of colors, which enabled us to make a beautiful, color-complex mosaic. The tiles weren't the same material either; along with porcelain, I found limestone tiles, mica tiles, and kaleidoscopic, iron-infused shale tile. Now a tour of our house includes a geology "lesson" in the downstairs bathroom. I also didn't see the type of curtain rod I thought I needed. With what I did find, I constructed a steel cable suspension line to hold up the curtain, held in tension by an antique, cast iron, window counterweight.

At the ReStore you don't always find what you think you need; you find something better that ignites your creativity and allows you to be that person who posts to Pinterest and instructables.com, not the person who copies them.

I love the ReStore and would happily drive past 2 Menards, 5 Home Depots, and 16 Lowes to shop there.

-LaRue Diehl