ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even though most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, it isn't always easy — especially for those facing mobility issues. But organizations like Habitat...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story May 1 about the Titans Foundation's donation to Habitat for Humanity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are searching for a man who asked two Habitat for Humanity workers for directions, attempted to rob them and then stabbed them before...
NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Habitat for Humanity International is writing a book, which will include a foreword by former President Jimmy Carter.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — After about four months of construction work, the first Habitat for Humanity home in Texarkana, Arkansas, could likely be finished soon.
"We've had a couple weekend weather delays, so we are looking at having the home finished for a dedication in about mid-December," said Mary Wormington, Habitat for Humanity-Texarkana executive director.
NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) — New homeowners Angela Holmes and Ashley Fells looked with wonder at their newly built homes, which stood out starkly clean amid the mud and puddles of water that had accumulated following severe storms and tornadoes in northeast Mississippi last week.
In Nettleton, Chris Partin, recently appointed construction manager for Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Mississippi, helped welcome the two women to their new homes, which stood side by side just east of downtown.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A new initiative from Habitat for Humanity has kicked off in western Wisconsin to encourage volunteerism and ultimately provide housing assistance for veterans.
The new Habitat for Heroes initiative began in La Crosse this week in honor of Veterans Day, The La Crosse Tribune reported .
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — About $20,000 worth of tools has been stolen from a Habitat for Humanity home under construction in Rhode Island.
The organization's fundraising director says locks were broken on a construction trailer at the site in Exeter between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and everything inside was taken.
Cliff Tyler says the items include a $3,000 construction generator, two dozen nail guns, and circular saws worth $300.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of Habitat for Humanity volunteers and workers have started the mammoth task of demolishing the Milwaukee Bucks' former arena.
The Bradley Center, which is next door to the new Fiserv Forum, is being deconstructed one locker and luxury suite at a time. The crews are saving furniture, equipment, fixtures and other items to be resold at Milwaukee County Habitat Re-Store shops.
Luxury suites are being stripped of their seats, counters and plumbing parts.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana.
The retired late-night TV host praised Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, for their dedication to the nonprofit during a Sunday event at the University of Notre Dame that kicked off a five-day Habitat for Humanity effort to build 23 homes in adjacent Mishawaka.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Through destruction and demolition came construction and implementation. A new community emerged in west Montgomery a little more than 20 years ago, giving families from across the city an opportunity at home ownership, as well as a desire to help others as they had been helped.
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — On any given weekday you'll find them pedaling cross-country on a two-month bicycle trip, gripping the handlebars as they push through sometimes unpleasant weather.
At week's end, though, they give their bikes a break and pick up hammers.
The members of this mobile construction crew of over one dozen come from across the United States and Canada. They range in age from 20-somethings to their 70s.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Construction has been halted on a 47-home Habitat for Humanity village in North Carolina because local officials are questioning whether it qualifies for $2 million in federal grants from Hurricane Matthew relief money.
The Fayetteville Observer reports construction stopped last week on Oakridge Estates after Cumberland County officials questioned the funding.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi family's Habitat for Humanity home has been robbed a day before they were set to move in.
WTOK-TV reported Monday that William Samford, his wife and mother-in-law arrived at the Meridian home over the weekend and found a window smashed in. The thieves took the family's washing machine, lights, toilet, countertop, sink, stove and refrigerator.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Drug maker Abbvie says it will donate $100 million to improve access to health care and housing in a Puerto Rico struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.
The biopharmaceutical company said Tuesday that half the amount will go to Direct Relief and the other to Habitat for Humanity International.
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (AP) — Julie Beck brought a secret weapon to the fastest-hammer contest -- an electric hammer.
"The problem was I couldn't find any power, and you know an electric hammer doesn't work too good without power, but minor details," she joked.
So Beck, president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, had to settle for a regular hammer, but was still able to out-hammer her opponent, Wayne County Chamber President Kate Daniels.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman has been named CEO for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
The housing nonprofit announced Thursday that the three-term mayor and recent candidate for governor is replacing Sue Haigh, who is retiring after more than 13 years leading the agency.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Habitat for Humanity is urging New York lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow more funds to go to affordable housing.
The group will join with other organizations that work on housing issues Monday at the state Capitol in Albany.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — The family had moved out of their tri-level house on Highway H — one of many who must leave their homes to make way for Foxconn Technology Group's future manufacturing campus here — but the dwelling was far from empty.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts Marine killed in an attack on a military facility in Tennessee in 2015 is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a military family.
The family of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan tells MassLive.com the goal is to build a home in the Springfield area for a family in need of "simple, decent, affordable housing."
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The executive director of a Habitat for Humanity chapter in Virginia resigned as a newspaper questioned whether he misrepresented his educational background.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A former executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Council Bluffs has been given five years of probation in a federal identity theft case.
The Daily Nonpareil reports that Gina Malloy was sentenced Wednesday.
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