Habitat hosts first ever Partner Family reunion, brings together children and families from the past 25 years
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville was pleased to host a very special event on August 24th. Twenty five years of Partner Family Homeowners - more than150 guests in all - came together to celebrate at one place for the first time and officially conclude a year-long Economic Impact Study and Partner Family Survey process.
Habitat Partner Families and Southwood residents complete first Getting Ahead education programs
Habitat has recently completed facilitating two pilot courses of the Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World at Southwood. The Getting Ahead curriculum helps low-income residents assess their own resources, while training them to build reserves as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
Habitat announces Harmony Ridge, its newest mixed-income neighborhood
Beginning this summer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville will begin construction on Harmony Ridge, its fifth mixed-income community. This new neighborhood, on 5th Street just down from Tonsler Park, will feature eight Habitat Partner Family homes and approximately six market rate homes available for general purchase.
Habitat celebrates first six families to move into Belmont Cottages
Tears of joy were shed as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville dedicated its first six houses at Belmont Cottages, welcoming home six Partner Families and marking the culmination of months, or in some cases years, of hard work and perseverance.
Global Development Officer Peter McFarren joins Charlottesville Habitat staff, will lead fundraising efforts
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter McFarren as its Chief Development Officer. Peter brings a world of experience and impeccable credentials to the position. He is currently the Fundraising Specialist for the Hill International-Grand Egyptian Museum project in Giza, Egypt, and plans to arrive in Charlottesville in late July.