Atlanta Habitat In the News


Life with Gracie: Jerusalem House helps former addict find his way home

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 24, 2016 

ATLANTA – Any day now, Walter Maddox will begin work on a new home, his first one ever. Maddox, 61, still cannot believe it, but that’s not all. If you’d told him that he’d one day get his life together, be drug-free and alive, he would’ve thought you were crazy. “This is the longest I’ve known myself to be out of jail,” Maddox said recently. Read Article

Novelis pledges $1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity to celebrate fifth anniversary of One Novelis Volunteer Month

October 28, 2016 

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Novelis, a global producer of aluminum rolled products and recycler of aluminum, pledged to donate $1 million to Habitat for Humanity over the next five years in honor of the company's fifth annual "One Novelis Volunteer Month" during October, when Novelis employees around the world join together to serve the communities they call home. The pledge, which represents a 100 percent increase over Novelis' financial contribution to Habitat for Humanity during the previous five years, continues Novelis' support of Habitat for Humanity's mission to build a world where everyone lives in a decent, safe and affordable home. Read Article

Alanta Falcons and Novelis Launch ‘Recycle for Good’ Campaign

Recycling Today,  Jul 28, 2016 

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta-based Novelis have launched Recycle for Good, a campaign challenging Falcons fans to recycle 3 million aluminum cans throughout the 2016 football season. Read Article

Alanta Falcons and Novelis Launch ‘Recycle for Good’ Campaign 

All Stadium News, Community Commitment,  Jul 28, 2016 

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the launch of Recycle for Good, a campaign challenging Falcons fans to recycle 3 million aluminum cans throughout the 2016 football season. Together, we can ‘Recycle For Good’. Read Article

Together, we can 'Recycle for Good'

Novelis Blog, July, 2016

ATLANTA—Every year, more than $70 million worth of aluminum ends up in Georgia landfills. And across the U.S., unrecycled aluminum accounts for more than $1.5 billion worth of waste, unnecessarily filling up landfills. Read Article

From to "Starting Over" to Successful Employment: Donald's Story

Boddy Dodd Institute, July, 2016

ATLANTA—Imagine spending two decades building a successful career -- developing skills, making connections, pursuing promotions -- and then suddenly having to start over from scratch. Read Article

Award given at July 1 PA Convocation, where 96 new MPAs received their Maxwell degrees

Maxwell News, July, 2016

SYRACUSE, NY—Lisa Gordon ’90 MPA gave the Convocation Address. She is CEO and president of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, and former vice president and COO for the urban redevelopment organization Atlanta Beltline Inc. “Embrace your talents, embrace excellence, and embrace your purpose for making a difference in public service,” she advised the graduates. “When developing public policy, remember the humanity of the people you serve,” she also said, and added, “Be an ambassador for the Office of Reasonable Exception when policy or practices are not working.”  Read Article

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offers home advice

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 10, 2016

ATLANTA—Washing the pollen off the porch, walk and driveway with a garden hose isn’t just a chore, it’s a reminder that with spring in full swing, a seasonal home maintenance checkup is due. Read Article

Atlanta Habitat President & CEO Lisa Y. Gordon chats with Clark Howard on AM 750 WSB

WSB Radio AM 750, January 16, 2016

ATLANTA—Atlanta Habitat President & CEO Lisa Y. Gordon chatted with Clark Howard on AM 750 WSB radio last January at the Clark Howard build site.  Listen to her interview.

Habitat home honoring Pope Francis dedicated in Atlanta

The Georgia Bulletin, February 5, 2016

ATLANTA—In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, Atlanta Catholics and other volunteers dedicated eight Saturdays to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a mother and daughter.  Read Article ›

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity dedicates "Pope Francis House"

Fox 5 News, January 30, 2016

Atlanta, GA - In November 2015, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity began constructing a home honoring Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Roman Catholic Church in November 2015. The house was built over seven Saturdays with help from partners and volunteers from 19 Atlanta organizations.  Read Article ›

Archbishop to bless Habitat house built in honor of Pope Francis

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 29, 2016

Atlanta, GA - Pope Francis may be in Rome, but his influence will be strongly felt in one Atlanta home. Read Article ›


School News

Dunwoody Crier, December 29, 2015

Atlanta, GA - Marist School’s two Habitat for Humanity chapters— one for students and the other for women in the Marist community— hit milestones during the 2015-2016 academic year. Read Article ›

Helping build families, neighborhoods, future

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 29, 2015, by Lisa Y. Gordon

Atlanta, GA - Close your eyes and picture Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. You probably see lots of volunteers coming together to build a home. You likely imagine the house taking shape quickly. And perhaps you have an image of a happy family receiving the keys. If so, all of that is accurate. But it is far from the full story. Atlanta Habitat builds so that homeowners and their families can thrive. Today we are focused on going beyond one home at a time – to uplifting communities. Read Article ›

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TechBridge Completes 11th Annual Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House

Atlanta, GA -  Today marked the completion of the 11th annual Technology Community Habitat House made possible by the partnership of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and TechBridge®, a nonprofit that drives community impact by providing affordable technology and business expertise to other nonprofits. Read Article ›

No. 25 for DUMC's Habitat Efforts

ATLANTA - Volunteers with Dunwoody United Methodist Church and partner churches in the Atlanta Roswell District dedicated two Atlanta Habitat for Humanity homes last month to mark the 24th and 25th Atlanta Habitat Homes sponsored by DUMC, using money raised during the Holiday Festival held each November. Read Article ›

Marist Women Build Their 15th Home

ATLANTA - This Mother’s Day weekend, the Marist Women Build organization dedicated its 15th home built for a single mom and her children. Read Article ›

Blank Family Partners with Atlanta Habitat for Westside Neighborhood Beautification

ATLANTA - On Thursday, May 14, more than 200 associates across the Blank Family of Businesses – Atlanta Falcons, MLS Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, AMB Sports & Entertainment, PGA TOUR Superstore and AMB Group – will take part in beautification projects throughout Atlanta’s Historic Westside neighborhoods. Read Article ›

Six Reasons to Love Reynoldstown

ATLANTA - As the southern leg of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail inches toward construction, get ready to rediscover one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, just south of Inman Park and within a mile of Cabbagetown’s Carroll Street businesses. Read Article ›

SignatureFD Pitches in to Help Build Home for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA - February 21 was a colder than average day in Atlanta, but that didn’t deter volunteers from SignatureFD and Charles Schwab from bundling up and gathering at 8 a.m. to help build a new home for a local mother and her children in the Venetian Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. Read Article ›

5 Ways Consumer Expert Clark Howard Helps People in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Clark Howard, consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Clark Howard Show,” helps consumers save money by offering financial advice and wisdom. Although Howard is known across North America — his radio show airs on more than 200 stations throughout the continent — he also works hard to give back to his hometown. Below are five ways he helps people in Atlanta. Read Article ›

New Habitat for Humanity ReStore

ATLANTA - Over more than 30 years, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built and renovated more than 1,200 homes in the metro area. Since 2001, part of that effort has been fueled by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a resale store that sells new or gently used furniture, building materials and home decor items to the public. Read Article ›


Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Marks an Achievement

ATLANTA (CBS)- Half-a-dozen Atlanta Habitat for Humanity families marked a milestone Tuesday; they paid off their mortgages.

"I was just a determined person I was going to be here one day," said Evelyn Jackson, who moved into her Habitat home 25 years ago. Read Article ›

Six Atlanta Habitat Homeowners Pay Off Their Mortgages

ATLANTA - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that six families paid off their mortgages just in time for the New Year. On Tuesday, December 30, staff, volunteers and members from Peachtree Presbyterian Church, gathered for a special event to celebrate this historical milestone in Atlanta Habitat’s history. Read Article ›

Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny Concert to Benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA - Tdawg presents the 4th Annual Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny benefit concert on Sunday, December 21 at Terminal West at the King Plow Arts Center. The event will kick-off with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and Showtime begins 7 p.m. All net proceeds from the event will benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Read Article ›

News Brief: Gov. Sanders dies; Turner Field study; ReStore opens

ATLANTA - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has opened its new ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement outlet store and donation center, at 271 Chester Ave. at the corner of Memorial Drive. Read Article ›

Manual Labor in Atlanta for a Good Cause

ATLANTA - In 2014, Brian and I both wanted to make a more concerted effort to give back. Read Article ›

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Celebrates New Headquarters and Family Support Center 

ATLANTA - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters and Family Support Center on Tuesday, October 21. Read Article ›

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Holds Ribbon Cutting for New HQ

ATLANTA - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 21for its new headquarters in Reynoldstown, at the corner of Memorial Drive and Chester Avenue. The new building is the permanent home for the Family Support Center and ReStore, which sells donated furniture and building materials. The post Atlanta Habitat for Humanity holds ribbon cutting for new HQ appeared first on Atlanta INtown Paper. Read Article ›

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Celebrates New Headquarters and Family Support Center

ATLANTA - Atlanta Habitat for Humanity held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters and Family Support Center on Tuesday, October 21. The facility is located at 824 Memorial Drive in the Reynoldstown neighborhood near the Atlanta Beltline. Read Article ›

Delta Building Habitat Homes in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. employees will build or renovate single-family homes with Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Read Article ›

Atlanta Furnace Repair Company Gives Back to the Community through Volunteerism and Charitable Donations

ATLANTA - Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity build and hosted an employee fundraiser benefiting the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. Read Article ›

Volunteers brave the cold to build Habitat Homes with Clark Howard

ATLANTA - Despite the cold temperatures, an army of volunteers showed up in full force to erect Habitat for Humanity homes in Southwest Atlanta Thursday. Volunteers constructed the homes from the ground up. Read Article ›

Industry Leaders Partner with RCRE 2014 in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), The American Institute of Architects Georgia (AIA Georgia), the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Georgia chapters of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Southface’s EarthCraft program join international trade show company, NürnbergMesse, to launch the Residential Construction and Remodeling Expo 2014 (RCRE) on October 7- 9, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Read Article ›

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