It is with broken hearts that we share the loss of our Founder Lorraine Austin & her husband Ed in a tragic car accident that occurred in late July 2021.

So many Habitat families whose homes were built in the late 1980s through early 2000s shared Lorraine and Ed stories through tears. Please continue to pray for Lorraine & Ed’s family and our community, which has suffered a tremendous loss.

View Lorraine & Ed‘s obituary tributes by clicking their names.


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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.