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July 7, 2015

Athens Area Habitat Supports the New American Dream!

Athens Habitat supports the new American dream of affordable housing for all! We believe the New American Dream is one where every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to quality education, healthcare, public spaces and community services. More than half a million people in the United States do not have a home Read More

June 16, 2015

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation nails volunteering!

Everyone at Athens Area Habitat for Humanity would like to give a huge thank you to Wells Fargo for their contribution to our cause and help with this Saturday’s build!

June 15, 2015

Habitat for Humanity: The Mission

Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a medium household income. Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than Read More

May 18, 2015

Renew Habitat ReStore Furniture with These Tips and Tricks!

Update outdated furniture and make it your own! Here’s an idea: we got one of the chairs from our ReStore East and painted it a beautiful mint blue.  Here’s how we did it! Tools:  Latex paint Fabric Textile Medium Water Paint Brush Paint stirrer and cup (or bowl) to mix the paint Spray bottle The Read More

March 27, 2015

Habitat for Humanity frames home at the University of Georgia with Athens family

MEDIA ADVISORY   Contact: Ryan Lewis Athens Area Habitat for Humanity (706) 208-1001 ext. 202   Habitat for Humanity frames home at the University of Georgia with Athens family   WHAT:          The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia will be the new home to nearly four decades of Habitat for Read More

December 9, 2014

Athens Habitat Wins Big at the Athens Downtown Parade of Lights!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity has a long history of award winning floats in the annual Athens Downtown Parade of Lights and this year we continued our streak taking home the “Best Use of Theme by a Non-Profit”! This year’s theme was the 12 Days of Christmas which we changed to the 12 Days of Read More

November 20, 2014

Partner Spotlight: SmartCare Urgent Care

Athens Smartcare Urgent Care was drawn to Athens by the great vibrant community. Being Urgent Care, their goal is to be doctors when you need them. They have a walk in clinic that serves any need you have whether you have insurance or not, all at an affordable price. Smartcare supports affordable housing because they Read More

November 17, 2014

Two New Home Dedications Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

November, 18th, 2014 (Athens, GA) — Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will hold two dedication ceremonies the week of Thanksgiving to celebrate the completion of two new Habitat homes. The first ceremony and official key exchange to new homeowner, Kamika Fambrough takes place on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Redfern Circle Read More

November 12, 2014

Partner Spotlight: 3tree Realty

3tree Realty is a boutique Real Estate firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate and property management founded by Ceci Churchwell in 2010. 3tree Realty’s goal is to be a one-stop shop for all our clients’ real estate needs.  They represent both buyers and sellers in all types of real estate transactions.  3tree Realty Read More

October 24, 2014


The University of Georgia chapter of Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Project Storybook to bring each child of an Athens Habitat home a basket of books! Any donation would be a huge help to the program! The link to donate as well as to learn a little more about this amazing program is HERE!

October 14, 2014

7th Annual JJFCC and 5K+ Success! Saturday Was a Great Day for a Ride and Run!

We had a fantastic turn out for the 7th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century and 5K+ this Saturday! The Jittery Joe’s Tasting Room at 425 Barber Street was a perfect new location for the festivities and aside from some unexpected heat the weather was beautiful. Over 200 folks rode and ran, raising thousands of Read More

September 3, 2013

REGISTER NOW for the 7th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century and 5K+ on October 11th!

Registration starts at 8:30! Rides start at 10! Run starts at 10:30! Register Online HERE! The 7th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century Bike Ride and 5K+ to benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will be held at the new Jittery Joe’s Roaster (425 Barber Street) on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. Cyclists can register for Read More

August 19, 2013

Athens Habitat Opens a New ReStore!

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will be opening a brand new ReStore on Atlanta Highway! The new ReStore is set to open on August 20th, 2013. The Habitat Affiliate has decided to expand its thrift store operation so that it may reach more people in the Athens community. The current ReStore at 532 Barber St. Read More

August 5, 2013

Athens Habitat Welcomes New Germans!

We are so excited to welcome the arrival of three new German helpers at our organization! Tom, Peter, and Lennart will spend the next year helping us out at our ReStore and at our build sites. We picked them up from the airport on Friday night and, even though they were tired from travelling and Read More

June 23, 2013

EHARP Provides Ramps for People in Need

When most people think of Habitat for Humanity they think of affordable homes built for deserving families. There is a reason for this; the homeownership program is the reason Habitat exists. Habitat is dedicated to provide simple, decent, affordable housing to hard-working families in the Athens Area. But what happens to the families who already Read More