Consumers Energy will match donations made through Crowdrise

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We believe every family deserves a decent place to live.

Join Consumers Energy, Habitat for Humanity, and fans across Michigan by donating to help fund the construction and repair of energy efficient housing with low-income families.

Home Run for Habitat offers you, the donor, an opportunity to multiply your donation.  For every $2 you donate, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity will receive $1 in matching funds from Consumers Energy.

 More financial support means we can help more families who do not have adequate or affordable housing. There are numerous families (over 9,000 in Saginaw County alone) who are in need of decent, safe or affordable housing at any given moment.  It is about giving families a hand-up not a handout!!

 To donate please go to:  https://www.crowdrise.com/HomeRun2016  and find Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity to make a donation.

 

Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity Gears Up for a Successful Dow Neighborhood Revitalization 2016

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From Friday, June 3 through Friday, June 10, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity will be working in the St. Stephen’s area to revitalize the neighborhood.  This program brings together hundreds of volunteers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region rehabbing and restoring a number of homes in this area.

Volunteers are needed for unskilled and skilled construction, painting, weatherizing homes and more. Tasks include daily shifts are from 7:30-12pm and 12:30pm-5:00pm.

Neighborhood Revitalization helps homeowners whose income is below 80% of the Area Median Income to preserve and improve their homes with pride and dignity as they contribute their time and pay for the cost of materials. The Dow Chemical Company has been a longstanding partner with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, having provided thousands of volunteers over the years.

The Dow Chemical Company is the Title Sponsor of the revitalization; other sponsors include Frankenmuth Credit Union (Volunteer Sponsor), Morley Foundation (Safety Sponsor) and Consumers Energy (Community Impact Sponsor).

 

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Women Build 2016

 

Thank you to women and men who came to volunteer at Women Build 2016!!

Thank you to the Saginaw Board of Realtors, The Avenue Hair Salon, Isabella Bank, 5th/3rd Bank, Hemlock Semiconductor, Dow Corning, First United Methodist Church, Saginaw Housing Commission, PNC Bank, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and friends at large who decided to give back to the community through Women Build.

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Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial Partner to Help Local Family Obtain Dream of Home Ownership

 

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Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity will be partnering with Thrivent to build a home alongside a local family, with up to $77,500 awarded by Thrivent to support construction. Thrivent members and other volunteers will also give of their time to assist in the home build. Thrivent Financial is partnering with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the US to build or repair homes in 2016 through the Thrivent Builds Homes and Thrivent Builds Repairs program alongside the home owners.

“The Thrivent Builds partnership is helping Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping increase our capacity,” said Cameron M. Brady, Executive Director. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to both build homes and repair homes in partnership with families in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing.  Together, we are changing a family’s life and strengthening the community.”

Building more together

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity started in 2005 with a mission of providing affordable housing to families – a cornerstone of becoming financially secure. It also gives Thrivent members meaningful opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in their local communities. Together, Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity have partnered in communities across the US and across the globe to make a real difference for families and individuals.

Luke Siminiski, Financial Representative with Thrivent Financial said “The Thrivent Builds program provides us with more options to serve our area. The support we receive from the local community for projects like this is overwhelming, and we look forward to working together in 2016.”

While volunteer labor and donations build a Habitat home, the homes are sold to families. Families make a monthly mortgage payment on an affordable, low-interest loan, which is used to fund other Habitat homes. They also invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their home, called “sweat equity”, to help with construction.

Get involved
For more information about Thrivent Builds programs or to volunteer, visit Thriventbuilds.com.  Share your Thrivent Builds experience online: #ThriventBuilds #LiveGenerously

2016 Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation Program

Applications are available at our office: 315 Holland, Saginaw or 1494 N. M-52, Owosso

Dear Homeowner,

Greetings from Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity.  We are excited to begin planning Critical Home Repairs & Home Preservation projects for 2016.

Each year, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity applies for grant funds to support critical home repair requests for homeowners.  The Critical Home Repair program grants up to $7500.00 for eligible repairs.  Eligible repairs include: roof, windows, gutters, doors, siding, furnace, water heater, insulation, handicap modifications, etc.  We also help homeowners in “focus” community neighborhoods that need their house spruced up with exterior painting and minor repairs/landscaping.  This is known as Home Preservation.  Our 2016 “focus” neighborhoods are: Buena Vista Township, St. Stephens/Southwest and Shiawassee County.

Be sure to submit all of the required documents listed on the back of the application when you submit your application.  An application must be complete before it will be reviewed.

Requirements are subject to change at any time.  The program fee is $100.00 which includes your title search, credit report and any additional fees.  After I have reviewed your application, I will call you to set up an interview.  You will be required to pay the program fee at this appointment.

Should you have further questions, please give me a call Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm at 989-753-5200 x 210.

Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity: A Year In Review 2014-2015

Annual Report 2014-2015