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Newport News Native Eager to Return to Her Old Neighborhood as a Homeowner

Mickeia is coming home, returning to the downtown Newport News neighborhood where she grew up. The best part? She won’t be living in an apartment…

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Church Carries on Late Pastor’s Vision by Building a Habitat Village in Hampton

What Rev. Joan S. Parrott envisioned as a village has become her legacy carried out by First Baptist Church of Hampton in partnership with Habitat…

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Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Making a Footprint in One of Hampton’s Most Storied Neighborhoods

One of Hampton’s most storied neighborhoods is also dear to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. If you’ve driven through Olde Hampton, an area…

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Family Still Making Memories 17 Years After Buying a Habitat Home

Seventeen years after buying a home from Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, Judy refers to it as “an ongoing blessing.” Judy, her husband,…

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Mom Becomes First in Her Family to Buy a Home of Her Own

Jammie wanted to be a homeowner but knew she wouldn’t qualify for a traditional loan. She didn’t have stability growing up, moving regularly into different…

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Habitat Homeowner Grateful for the Togetherness Her New House Will Provide

The first time Sonya applied to buy a home through Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, she didn’t qualify. She applied a second time…

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Henderson, Inc., Still Building on its Relationship with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg by Donating and Building a Fifth House

Henderson, Inc. doesn’t just build commercial buildings and complete sitework. The Williamsburg-based construction firm builds relationships that benefit communities. One of its most significant relationships…

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“Habitat gave me a start to be successful, and I took it and just ran. I’ve been running ever since.”

Cynthia Hall bought the fifth house built by Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Today she’s on the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. The world…

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VersAbility Interns Learn by Doing at Habitat Williamsburg ReStore

“Hey, do you all need any help?” Dayon Cary is standing beside the Buzz Lightyear action figures that are a bargain at $10, on sale…

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VersAbility Interns at ReStore Williamsburg

Mom Grateful for Habitat for Humanity Home To Teach Son Lesson of Perseverance

When April talks about buying the first-ever 3D printed Habitat for Humanity home completed in the country, it has nothing to do with the snazzy…

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We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.