Home Dedication

Please join us for a Home Dedication Ceremony celebrating the completion of Cindy and Clarissa Slayton's home. This ceremony will occur at 1700 Margaret Ave. in Barron at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13. Refreshments will be served. Building a Habitat home is not possible without the hard work and dedication of the homeowners, volunteers, sub-contractors, and community support. This is a great way to show your support for the amazing people of our community who helped with this Habitat home.

ReStore News

We are looking for a few volunteers to help us set up our Christmas inventory this Monday, November 5 . 
We will serve hot cider and have a pizza lunch

We are looking for volunteers from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday, November 5. Please call 715-458-1400 or email christy@barroncountyhabitat.org if you are able to help! We hope to have a fun day while getting our Christmas decorations displayed for sale. 

Update on our Cumberland house

A few months back, a donated house was moved from Sarona to Cumberland. Work is well under way, and we hope to have the house set on the basement in a few short days. There is plenty of work that needs to occur yet, so we are looking for volunteers. One recent volunteer commented on how much he enjoyed volunteering and said he had "more fun working at the Habitat house than any other construction project."  Volunteering at a job-site can be both fun and rewarding. Call if you are interested or want to know more. 715-458-1400
The Ripple Effect

"Habitat for Humanity provides a path for low-income families to achieve economic security, build wealth and invest in their family's future. Habitat's homebuilding and repair activities also energize local economies, support jobs, increase tax revenues and reduce the need for household governmental assistance. Since 2007, multiple studies have measured these broader economic and fiscal impacts by examining the ripple effects of Habitat activities in a diversity of settings, ranging from rural to urban, and from strong to weaker housing markets.

Each Habitat home (new, renovated or repaired) supports between 1.3 and 4.6 full-time jobs in a given year, with a median of 3.5 jobs per home. This is consistent with research by the National Association of Home Builders, which in 2015 found that single-family development generated 3.9 total jobs per home.

Habitat homeowners significantly reduce their use of governmental assistance after transitioning to homeownership. This includes reductions in the use of food support programs (reductions ranging from 47 to 55 percent), welfare or family and children services (between 72 and 83 percent), utility bill/energy assistance (between 18 and 77 percent), rent assistance (between 80 and 100 percent), and Medicaid (between 24 to 46 percent, excluding Evansville, Indiana, where participation increased)."

Source: The Ripple Effect: What recent studies reveal about Habitat's broader economic and fiscal impacts from Habitat for Humanity International and their advocacy department
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