Habitat Press 2.0 | Vol. 36
January 31, 2022
1805 Cornell Lane, Denton, TX 76201 | (940) 484-5006 | habitatdentoncounty.org
On Thursday, January 27, Habitat for Humanity of Denton County dedicated its 105th home to the Sosa Family. With over 70 people in attendance, including past and future Habitat homeowners, the Sosas' large extended family, and Dina Sosa's numerous friends and coworkers, the Sosas were enthusiastically welcomed into their new home.

We were honored to have City of Denton Mayor Gerard Hudspeth there to speak on the issue of affordable housing in Denton and Habitat's important role in it. Rev. Cedric Chambers of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church also led the crowd in the prayers of blessing and dedication of the home. The Colony Quilt Guild also blessed the family by donating beautiful handmade quilts.

Over 150 volunteers helped build this home, led by site leader, Bill Stewart, and our amazing Build Committee. Past Construction Manager, Ken Reedy, returned to hand the keys over to the Sosa Family at this ceremony. Dina Sosa invested more than 300 hours of her own labor, called “sweat equity,” into the building of her home.

This home, at 1028 E. McKinney Street in Denton, was supported by numerous sponsors and donors, including Wells Fargo, Denton Bible Church, Gillean Brothers Roofing, Force Home Services, and so many more. Thank you to all involved for the hard work and love poured into the building of this home.
Dina Sosa, Habitat's 105th Homeowner, speaking at the dedication.
Dina Sosa's coworkers and friends from Denton ISD supporting the family.
The Colony Quilt Guild donated handmade quilts to the family.
The Pre-Application process for becoming a Habitat Homeowner is open now through February 18, 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a Habitat home, please share this news. The deadline to submit the Mortgage Counseling Questionnaire with a $25 non-refundable money order is Friday, February 18. You can obtain this form at our office at 1805 Cornell Lane in Denton or download it online by clicking here.
On Tuesday, January 18, we hosted a free Financial Education seminar on the topic of budgeting, titled "Your Income and Expenses." Special thanks to Independent Financial for presenting on this topic. and to the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors for opening up their space to us.

Part of Habitat's mission is to prepare those in our community for the large endeavor of homeownership, and one way we can do that for everyone is through free financial education. We understand the hard work and determination involved in becoming a homeowner, and we continually meet families who are up for the challenge. These classes are required for Habitat homeowners as part of their “sweat equity” hours, but anyone in the surrounding community interested in preparing for homeownership is welcome.
New Construction Project Manager
Please welcome our new Construction Project Manager, Adam Abujohar! Adam brings a wealth of experience in both finance and construction management, as well as a heart for the mission of Habitat. He is excited to be part of the team and has enjoyed getting to know all our amazing volunteers so far. He is originally from Jordan, and now resides in the DFW area with his wife and two young daughters.
On Friday, January 28, the Hoblitzelle Foundation awarded Habitat for Humanity of Denton County with a $50,000 matching grant for the Habitat Village. This means that all donations given toward the Habitat Village will now be DOUBLED up to $50,000! We need your help to build this neighborhood of 35 affordable homes for local families in need in Denton County. Please consider donating to the Habitat Village today and doubling your impact!
After several construction delays, we are finally in the last stages of preparation before "Walls Up" on our 2021 Interfaith Build at 506 Wye Street in Denton on Saturday, February 19. Thank you to our Interfaith Partners for their support of this build and for their patience. We can't wait to get started on this home alongside the Crawford Family!
Save the date! The 2nd annual Party with a Purpose event, hosted by Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors and benefiting Habitat Denton, is on Saturday, April 30 at 6:30 PM at Embassy Suites Denton. You can buy your tickets now!
Come shop at the ReStore this week and you will find BRAND NEW items on the sales floor at low, low prices! These new items include:

  • Allen + Roth Patio Furniture Sets: $350 each
  • Frigidaire Built-in Room Air Conditioners, covering 450 square feet with cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU: $225 each
  • Gazebos: $250 each
  • Children's Rocking Chairs: $25 each
  • Vornado Heavy-Duty Air Circulator Fans: $45 each

And so much more! Hurry in today before these items are gone. The ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9AM-6PM at 1805 Cornell Lane, Denton, TX 76201.
Support Habitat's mission by donating your old car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, farm equipment, snowmobile, or construction equipment. Last month, the proceeds from one car donation in our area were over $15,000! If you're looking to support Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, this is a great way to do so.
Shop AmazonSmile to help everyone have a decent home. Amazon will donate a percentage of every sale to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County. Same Amazon, same products, same prices, more good. Simply follow this link to select “Habitat for Humanity of Denton County” as your charity.
Are you a federal employee? You can give to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County through the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign. Donate today at GiveCFC.org using our 5-digit CFC code #34623.
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