HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Nonprofits, city housing department stretch budgets to create affordable housing as costs for materials rise
Nonprofits and the city of San Antonio are forced to stretch their budget as the price of homes and building materials rise, presenting a challenge in creating affordable housing for low-income communities.
Habitat for Humanity gave more than 50 homes to San Antonio families in 2020 despite pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – For Brenda Sanchez, being a homeowner was something she dreamed of. “But here I am today, and I’m very grateful for everyone that’s helped me.”It’s a feeling 50 other families in San Antonio experienced in 2020 thanks to Habitat for Humanity. “This year, that was more important than ever.”The homes go for $95,000 and Wiese said these homes help address another problem in San Antonio. “There’s always been a housing challenge in San Antonio, Wiese said. So that’s something that I’m very proud of.”For information on how to volunteer or donate to Habitat for Humanity, click here.
Habitat for Humanity, volunteers begin construction on Southwest Side home
SAN ANTONIO – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating National Patriot Day by doing what they do best — building homes for low-income families. Volunteers began construction Friday morning at a home in the Rancho Carlota subdivision on the Southwest Side. Representatives with Habitat for Humanity said having a place call home is especially important during this pandemic. Habitat for Humanity is now looking for volunteers for their fall build, especially people who can work during the week. RELATED: SA mother closer to receiving Habitat for Humanity home in time for holidays
Past Housing, Zoning Practices Contribute to Today's Housing Gap
NALCAB contributed research to the task force and developed a vulnerability study, which identified affordable housing stock at-risk to rising prices. That policy would allow the development of affordable housing in certain areas without special review and approval from local governmental bodies. To make constructing affordable housing financially viable, most affordable housing developers seek critical tax credits from local and federal governments that help subsidize such projects. The easier or more profitable it is to build affordable housing, the more low-quality builders will participate. The more affordable units become available, whether to rent or to buy, the more stability families like Avilas can find.therivardreport.com
President Jimmy Carter will teach Sunday school this weekend
Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project on October 7, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Carter wears a bandage after a fall the day before at his home in Plains, Georgia. PLAINS, Ga. - Turns out, Jimmy Carter will be teaching Sunday school in Plains, Georgia, this weekend. "UPDATES: We are proud and relieved to announce President Carter has changed his mind and decided that he feels well enough to to teach," the church wrote on Facebook." It's Carter's second fall this monthAfter his fall last week, Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for a minor pelvic fracture, Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center, said in a statement. On Thursday, the Carter Center announced that he had been released.
Famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree chosen
(CNN) - The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has officially been selected, and it's coming from Florida ... New York that is. The famous tree will be coming from the Village of Florida in Orange County, New York. The tree is the Center's normal Norway Spruce, and was chosen from several submissions. After the tree is cut on November 7, the Center plants a young tree in its place. Then after the holidays, it donates the chosen tree to the Habitat for Humanity to be used for lumber on their home projects.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on Building Homes for a Good Cause (Exclusive)
The couple teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build 21 affordable homes in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. "I think it's just a big reflection of this right here, this is what they talk about," Brooks said pointing to his bracelet that read "love." "We are muddy," Yearwood quipped, with Brooks adding, "Take a look at this," pointing to his shoes. With Brooks on his stadium tour and Yearwood working on new music and her cooking show, the couple will always make time to lend a hand. For more on Habitat for Humanity visit, https://www.habitat.org/RELATED CONTENT:How Trisha Yearwood Is Handling Time Apart From Garth Brooks on Tour (Exclusive)Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Show Support for Daughter Allie's Music Career
Drawing found in New York thrift store could be worth $100K
A previously unknown drawing by Egon Schiele turned up in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, New York, more than 100 years after the Austrian painter's death -- and it could sell for more than $100,000. (CNN) - A previously unknown drawing by Egon Schiele turned up in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, New York, more than 100 years after the Austrian painter's death -- and it could sell for more than $100,000. The next set of photos was better, and she asked the man to bring the drawing to the gallery. If it sells, the man who found the drawing plans to donate some of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity New York City, Kallir said. Karen Haycox, chief executive of Habitat for Humanity New York City, told The Art Newspaper.