500th Home

celebrate a major milestone with us!

For over 44 years, We've built homes, communities, and hope.

Together, our community will celebrate the completion of our 500th home this summer. 

We will cross the 500th home milestone by completing seven homes in valor vista at the same time!

There’s no better way to celebrate the collective work of our community than by celebrating seven families at once. Each of these homes and all of them together mark the moment Habitat Tucson has completed more than 500 homes in Southern Arizona.

The home dedications at Valor Vista will be on June 28th at 8 AM. You’re invited!

Building Impact for over 44 years

Our supportive community in Southern Arizona has partnered with Habitat Tucson since 1980 to build impact for hundreds and thousands of families and individuals through homeownership, home repairs, financial education, and construction training. 

Not a single one of these 500 houses would be possible without our volunteers, staff, community partners, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

Event Details

We are overjoyed to invite you to join us at the Valor Vista neighborhood for an outdoor, 8 AM celebration of our 500th home milestone with a light breakfast and coffee!

All seven homebuyer families moving into Valor Vista will receive their keys and have the opportunity to say a few words. The families would love to have you there.

2950 E Honor Place, Tucson, AZ 85712
Friday, June 28th
8 AM
Please RSVP to AmyR@habitattucson.org by friday, june 21st.

Timeline

1980 – Rev. George Tolman and Jerry McFarland started the 7th Habitat affiliate in the country and the first in the West here at Habitat Tucson.

1982 – First home dedication on Plumer!

1997 – By 1997, Habitat volunteers and staff had helped build 110 houses in Tucson, 10 in Mexico, 18 in Haiti, 55 in Nogales, and 7 in San Juan Guatemala.

2006 – More than a year before it was planned, Habitat Tucson’s HabiStore generated enough in sales to build its first home.

2009 – The 300th house was completed and dedicated!

2012 – Habitat Tucson expanded our community resources by launching the A Brush With Kindness program, which helps homeowners complete minor exterior home repairs.

2015 – Habitat raised the walls of our 400th home in Tucson! It was dedicated to the Paz family in June thanks to the extraordinary support of the community – volunteers, donors, and sponsors who continue to build alongside hardworking families.

2016 – Habitat completed the 100th A Brush With Kindness project with the help of community volunteers!

2023 – The CHUCK Center, Habitat Tucson’s innovative warehouse, education center, and construction hub was completed.

2024 – We finish our 500th home by completing 7 homes in the Valor Vista neighborhood!

Meet the families

Hiram and Lilybeth

“It felt like seeing sunlight after everything we had been through.”

Frances

“You realize that people need other people. And you see that in the community here.”

Adina

“My kids have been my greatest accomplishment, and now I can finally give them a home.” 

Claudia

“People don’t know what an empowering experience and opportunity Habitat provides the future homebuyers.”

Jackie and Christina

“I’m so impressed with all the people that give their time to help us get a home.“

Cassandra

“I did everything in my power to make sure that my kids didn’t see what I had to see. I want them to have their own home, know that they will be safe forever, and always have somewhere to sleep.”

BRittany

“The Habitat home is going to bring us closer together. We’re really excited. I feel like it will keep my kids safe and keep them on the right path.”

Own a home

Habitat homes are built in partnership with the homebuyer(s) and the community. A family qualifies through demonstrating need, willingness to partner, and ability to pay. Learn about requirements, qualifications, and how to apply for homeownership.

Home Repairs

If you own your home and are in need of home repairs, either internal or external, Habitat may be able to help. We have a history of expertise and would love to partner with you. Learn more and apply today.

Other Resources

Habitat Tucson works alongside families in partnership to achieve or maintain homeownership. If you are in need of urgent help or if you have reviewed our resources and determined that you do not qualify, please view other community resources here.
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