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).

Spartan Nash grocery stores collect donations for Habitats across the state of Michigan

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The Avenue Hair Studio presents…Spring Fling!

Spring Fling

Grab a girlfriend and spend a fun evening with us for a great cause!

The Avenue’s Spring Fling is April 25th, proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity.

Wine Tasting and Dessert Bar!

Make-up Tutorials!

Hair Tutorials!

Raffles and Giveaways!

New spring Arrivals to our Boutique!

Supporting the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Empowerment Build. Together women build a better future for women.

Call and reserve your ticket today 989.781.1910

Women Build 2016

About 100 women will help rehab 2 homes that will be sold to qualifying low-income partner families. Join us by collecting $200 in pledges from family and friends and then coming to the work site to rehab the homes.

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Print this pledge sheet to sign up family and friends: 2016 pledge sheet

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.

2016 Home Maintenance Class Schedule now available!

2015-2016 HOME MAINTENANCE CLASS SCHEDULE

Isabella Bank awards SSHFH with $2,000!

On October 1st, 2015, Isabella Bank opened their new branch at 4975 Bay Road, and celebrated by inviting community members, friends, and local non-profit agencies. Isabella Bank held a contest at all of their locations from October 1-October 16th, and the non-profit with the most votes was awarded $2,000. We are blessed to have been the organization to receive the generous donation from Isabella Bank.

Cameron Brady, Executive Director of Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, accepts a check from Jillian Rodriguez, branch manager of the Bay Road location. Thank you, Isabella Bank!

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

Annual Report 2014-2015

Owosso ReStore Grand Opening~June 2015

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