Category: Home Repair

Veteran

“A weight off of my shoulders”: A Home Repair for a Veteran

“I’ll be here until I’m gone. Sitting here now, I’m a lot more safe and secure,” Benjamin Davis told us about his home repairs with Habitat Tucson.  Benjamin was born to a military family in West Virginia before his dad’s job took them to Tucson. Benjamin enlisted after high school. During his service, he spent

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Habitat Happenings

Aging Safely In Place: Susan

“I’m lucky I bought this house in 2015. I would never be able to afford it now,” Susan shares. She worked in sales and volunteered for Habitat in her spare time before retiring in 2019. At age 74, she loves visiting her grandson, who, she proudly notes, is a promising young athlete and an A+

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Habitat Happenings

Susan’s Critical Home Repair

Susan’s roof had been leaking for four years. She first moved to Tucson 40 years ago, when, she says, “I came out here and went, ‘What? There’s palm trees in the medians! There’s mountains!’ I fell in love with Tucson. I went back to New York, I quit my job, and I moved out here.

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Habitat Happenings

Margarita’s Home Repair

When you walk into Margarita’s home in Barrio Hollywood, you’re immediately greeted by rich colors, sparkling mosaics, flowering Arizona plants, several representations of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and a kitchen stocked with plenty of wooden spoons. Her classic Tucson home was built in 1958 and has seen a lot; Margarita cared for her father while

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Habitat Happenings

Habitat Home Repair Program

What is Habitat Tucson’s Home Repair Program? Rich Hoffman has led Habitat Tucson’s Home Repair program for over 4 years. Rich always knew he was good with tools and project management skills- he grew up doing home improvement projects with his dad, who is a Habitat volunteer. When asked what he loves most about working

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Veteran

A stranger’s kindness led to our community’s help

Paul Rodriguez is a 96-year-old Veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War who was wounded in both wars. He served as a paratrooper and in the Army Corps of Engineers. Habitat Tucson is proud to have supported him and his family with a large Home Repair project dedicated to safety and accessibility.

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Habitat Happenings

Thank You, Volunteers!

Groups of volunteers are one of the most reliable sources of volunteer labor for Habitat Tucson, enabling our homes to remain affordable. A group can accomplish a lot of quality work, quickly! By volunteering with a group, you can build homes, community, and hope.  Habitat Tucson is incredibly grateful for all of the hard work
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Habistore- Recent Updates

Making a Difference: Serving on the Selection Committee

“I want children to have stability. I want children to have a stable place where they don’t have to go from apartment to apartment–I just don’t think it’s good for them. I want them to have a place that they can call home.”

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Family Stories

“Such a Blessing” : A Critical Home Repair Story

Ana Gutierrez has always loved living in her home in South Tucson. She shares the home with her husband and son, and they even raise a few chickens in their backyard. But last winter, her roof started leaking and needed repairs. Her husband needed foot surgery around the same time, which meant they could not
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