Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity Takes Penthouse Plunge To Help Needy

By Jon Anderson / November 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

Habitat for Humanity took my kitchen. There, I said it. And I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully, the pristine, heavily lacquered maple cabinets manufactured by Germany’s Siematic fetch a good price at one of the organizations’ ReStore shops. In turn, those monies will be used for Habitat’s main job – giving former president Jimmy Carter something […]

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A In-Depth Look at McKinney’s New Affordable Shipping Container Homes Neighborhood

By Shelby Skrhak / September 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Repurposing shipping containers into buildings, so-called cargotecture, isn’t a brand new concept, but it’s groundbreaking for Habitat for Humanity of Collin County, which hopes to build 35 affordable homes in Cotton Groves, the nation’s first residential neighborhood built entirely from upcycled steel containers. Habitat affiliates in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Ohio have explored building affordable housing from […]

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From the Archives: Help Habitat for Humanity, Minimize Landfill Chow and Ease Your Taxes

By Jon Anderson / December 25, 2017 / 3 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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Help Habitat for Humanity, Minimize Landfill Chow and Ease Your Taxes

By Jon Anderson / March 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sometimes it kills me to watch HGTV.  Eager beaver renovators gleefully rip through their home with sledgehammers ablaze without a thought that some of what they’re splintering could be reused instead of in a landfill. Sure your old cabinets aren’t spankingly trendy and the appliances aren’t stainless, but for someone without, they’re precious. When I […]

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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on Santa’s Nice List

By Leah Shafer / December 19, 2016 / 1 Comment
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Stumped for last-minute gift ideas for someone on Santa’s nice list? Why not consider a membership or donation to a North Texas nonprofit in their name? It’s a thoughtful alternative to yet another gift that might sit unused or unappreciated. Here are a few of our favorites related to Dallas history, preservation, housing, and architecture. […]

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Lake Highlands Realtor Travels to Nicaragua to Giveback Homes

By Joanna England / July 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

  With every commission check Nathan Grace Realtor Carrie Hill receives, a portion of that helps build homes for the less fortunate. What she gets back, though, is priceless. Hill has now helped on two projects with Giveback Homes, a purpose-driven network of Realtors that works in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. With two builds […]

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