Habitat Press 2.0 | Vol. 39
March 15, 2022
1805 Cornell Lane, Denton, TX 76201 | (940) 484-5006 | habitatdentoncounty.org
According to the United Way of Denton County 2017 Community Needs Assessment, "families with female head of household (no spouse present), with children less than 18 years of age had the highest poverty rates, at least twice that of all other family types.”

Did you know that 42% of our Partner Families have a female head of household? These women are hardworking, oftentimes single mothers, working multiple jobs to make ends meet and offer the best life for their kids. With housing costs skyrocketing, leaving many with little income to afford basic necessities, it has become nearly impossible for low-income, renting families to save up enough money to purchase their own home in Denton County.

But, through Habitat's Homeownership Program, these families' dreams of homeownership become a reality. By investing 300-400 "sweat equity" hours on their home and making affordable monthly mortgage payments with zero equivalent interest, our families work hard to build and maintain their new Habitat homes, knowing their children will live in safety and security - for generations to come.
In celebration of Women's History Month, watch this client testimonial video to hear from four of our woman-led Partner Families about the impact that owning a Habitat for Humanity home has had on their lives and families. Watch the video here.
The Walls have been built and raised on the Crawford Family's home! Thanks to our Interfaith Partners for coming out on Saturday, March 5 for this exciting day, to both build this home and to build community together. Members of 10 congregations of different faiths across Denton County are coming together to build this home, share a midday meal, and fellowship with one another, all alongside our 106th Partner Family, the Crawfords.

Here at Habitat Denton County, the core of our mission is to bring people together to build homes, community, and hope. As people of faith, we are called to respond to our neighbors’ needs, acting as God’s hands and feet in service to the world. When we come together to help people build better futures for themselves and their families, we actively participate in doing God’s work in the world. Through your support of this Interfaith Build, we are blessed to be able to do just that.
Mark your calendars! Our next Financial Education class is coming up on Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 AM online via Zoom. All members of the community interested in preparing their finances for homeownership are welcome to attend, so please spread the word!

This course will explain consumer installment loans and the benefits of owning versus renting. The seminar, titled "Loan to Own," will be presented online by Jairo Torres, PNC Mortgage Loan Officer at PNC Bank.

Whether they partner with Habitat or not, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to call home. We want to do everything possible to prepare those in our community for the large endeavor homeownership, so we encourage all to attend these free courses.

Please RSVP by March 24 to Nancy Rodriguez at NancyRod@hfhdentoncounty.org or (940) 484-5006, ext. 9002.
"As we enter the season of Lent, we are blessed with this wonderful opportunity to reflect and celebrate God’s unfathomable love for us. We are given time for prayer and solitude. We are encouraged to leave our comfort zone and exercise self-discipline through fasting. We are invited to do good and love more."

Follow along us as we move through Habitat for Humanity's weekly Lent devotions, so that we may "remember that we are serving alongside a faithful God who will never fail us."
Last year, the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors (GDWCAR) hosted the first annual "Party with a Purpose," raising almost $40,000 for the first home of the Habitat Village. This April, you are invited to the second annual Party with a Purpose to continue to raise funds for our Habitat Village homes!

At Party with a Purpose, you will dance to live music from In10City band, enjoy complimentary appetizers, partake in a cash bar, and more - all with the purpose of raising funds to build a Habitat home for a local, hardworking family. All are invited to attend this fun event - reserve your tickets today!
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center | 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX 76201

Tickets and Tables:
  • $100 - single ticket
  • $500 - four (4) tickets with reserved half seated table
  • $1,000 - eight (8) tickets with reserved full seated table
All community members are invited to attend this FREE workshop, "Loan to Own," on Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 AM online via Zoom.
The countdown is on! Party with a Purpose, 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. This annual event will raise funds to build the first home in the Habitat Village. You can buy your tickets now!
Looking to double your impact? Now is the time to give. Thanks to a matching grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation, every gift to the Habitat Village will be matched up to $50,000! We have already raised over half of this goal and need your help to fulfill it.
Support Habitat's mission by donating your old car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, farm equipment, snowmobile, or construction equipment. Vehicles do not have to be running, but they must be whole and have four inflated tires so they can be moved by our towing operators. If you're looking to support Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, this is a great way to do so.
In almost every grocery store in Denton County, shoppers can swipe a store card to save a little money. What most people don’t know is that you can add Habitat for Humanity of Denton County to your card and a percentage of your purchase goes directly to help build houses. It’s easy, it’s free, and it helps families in need live in decent homes.

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