Photos from the High Heels & Hard Hats
We had a great time at this year's Gala. Click here to download or view photos from our black tie event and auction.
Take Action: Access to Credit Helps our Economy!
We believe our economy could be recovering even faster if a large group of capable, would-be homebuyers had access to credit to buy their first homes. As Habitat for Humanity’s more than 1,400 U.S. affiliates have long proved, many working families that do not qualify for conventional bank mortgages can become successful borrowers and homeowners. Even in the depths of the Great Recession, Habitat homeowners fulfilled their mortgage commitments, often making timely payments more frequently than their higher-income neighbors, thanks to properly sized and structured mortgages. Add your voice to the call to make “right-sized” loans available to everyone who is prepared to be a responsible homeowner.
Go to http://bit.ly/1EiS4jn and tell your elected officials that expanding home ownership helps our economy!
Ride for Habitat: June 13, 2015
The winter of 2015 may be giving us record-breaking snow but at South Shore Habitat, we are forever the optimists. We know spring is just weeks away!
Register now to ride, volunteer or sponsor the 9th Annual Ride for Habitat! You and your friends can participate in a 15-, 25-, or 50-mile route along the beautiful back roads and coastline of Boston's South Shore. Download this year's map and brochure for printing.
A Case For Good in Partnership with VINOvations
A Case For Good, in partnership with VINOvations, is proud to be our exclusive wine sponsor for 2015. Enjoy superb wines while supporting our mission of delivering simple affordable homes. Order a case of wine and cash back will be donated to South Shore Habitat. Wine will ship direct to you.
Habitat on the Hill
In early February, Executive Director Martine Taylor was in Washington, D.C., joining more than 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders and supporters for the ninth annual Habitat on the Hill legislative conference. Habitat leaders urged members of Congress to support programs and policies that help thousands of lower-income families across the country become successful homeowners. During the event, attendees heard from several experts on the housing market and its role in a robust economy, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. Attendees participated in workshops to bolster local and organization-wide advocacy efforts to promote smart housing policy.
According to Taylor, “The average monthly rent in Massachusetts is the sixth highest in the nation. This conference gave Habitat affiliates the opportunity to have our concerns heard by our national representatives. By working with our legislators and by partnering with the communities we serve, South Shore Habitat offers families an opportunity at home ownership.”
Habitat for Humanity launched its 2015 Shelter Report, which focuses on residential energy efficiency and the increasingly disproportionate burden energy costs have on low-income families. To learn more about Habitat on the Hill or for more information on Habitat for Humanity’s advocacy initiatives, please visit www.habitat.org/gov.