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From Toys to Tables: Frank’s Skilled Hands and Heart of Gold

Frank Pickett grew up making his own wooden toys; now, he volunteers at the HabiStore as a woodworker, fixing high-end used furniture for resale in support of Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s mission.  “My father did some woodworking… When I was young, the neighbor boy and I used to make our own toys. We were relatively […]

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16 Years in an Accessible Habitat House

Mary Catherine’s life changed forever after a rare flesh-eating bacteria infected her nearly 20 years ago. She had 24 surgeries in a matter of weeks, and both legs had to be amputated to ensure she survived. Afterwards, she wasn’t sure she would ever live in an accessible home–until Habitat came along.

“I have learned what community can do,” Mary Catherine says. “When community works together, I am blown away. Whether it’s just two people or all of Habitat, it’s really nice when people willingly help each other in a little community.”

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Sustainable homes build strength.

Our homes are green. Well… not really — they’re a mix of desert inspired tans, browns and reds. But all of our homes are “Green”. What does that mean exactly? Our Habitat homes are Energy Star rated, with Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense certifications — the EPA trifecta of high performance homes. They are built to eliminate air leakage and reduce the burden on

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Mia & Manny

He’s her dad, her protector and her superhero. Everything that he does, he does for her — including pursuing homeownership. Manuel Sandoval and his daughter Mia are the best of friends. He’s her dad, her protector, and her superhero. Everything that he does, he does for her — including pursuing homeownership. And while the father-daughter

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Stephanie

To Stephanie Yanez, the home of her parents isn’t someplace she occasionally visits. Right now, it’s where she and her 3-year-old son share a bedroom. Instead of it being a place to relax and catch up with family, it’s become a sharp reminder that they don’t have a home to call their own. But Stephanie

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Habitat Tucson’s 400th House

Habitat for Humanity Tucson has raised the walls on our 400th house! This major milestone falls within Habitat Tucson’s celebration of 35 years serving families in Southern Arizona. The 400th house is being built in partnership with the Paz Family — a local, hardworking family who will pay a zero-interest mortgage toward full homeownership. “For us, this

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A Safe and Decent Home for the Barredas

    Gabriel & Elizabeth Barreda Photo credit – Ryan Mihalyi Photography Safe New Home for Sahuarita-area Veteran in Nonprofit’s Home Swap By Tom Hopkins, Neighborhood Outreach Manager In addition to building new homes, Habitat for Humanity Tucson, has a Neighborhood Partnership Program. A program where we repair homes in partnership with the community and homeowners. Services range from energy

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