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Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties, Utah and Thrivent Financial partner to improve the lives of Heber City family

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7 Ways Affordable Housing Affects Education, Backed By Research

Housing matters to children’s education, and a growing body of research explores exactly how. A 2014 literature review from the Center for Housing Policy distilled

Unifying Families with an Affordable Home

How Housing Matters Poor housing situations, such as living on the street or being doubled up with other families, threaten children’s safety and well-being and

Use your Smith’s Community Rewards Card and Help Habitat Grow

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Unifying Families with an Affordable Home

How Housing Matters

Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties, Utah and Thrivent Financial partner to improve the lives of Heber City family

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7 Ways Affordable Housing Affects Education, Backed By Research

7waysHousing matters to children’s education, and a growing body of research explores exactly how. A 2014 literature review from the Center for Housing Policy distilled seven ways that affordable housing affects education. The research presented in the report shows that affordable housing can support children’s education by reducing the frequency of disruptive moves, helping families move to areas with high-quality schools, and reducing overcrowding, among providing other proven options.

Housing Models That Are Working For Teachers In High Cost Areas

In this Dec. 11, 2015, photo, Katy Howser, a kindergarten teacher in the Santa Clara School District, looks out from the balcony of her apartment at Casa Del Maestro, an apartment complex for teachers, in Santa Clara, Calif. School districts in high cost-of-living areas and rural communities that have long struggled to staff classrooms are considering buying or building rent-subsidized apartments as a way to attract and retain teachers amid concerns of a looming shortage. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

School districts in high cost-of-living areas and rural communities that have long struggled to staff classrooms are considering buying or building rent-subsidized apartments as a way to attract and retain teachers amid concerns of a looming shortage. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

While the difficulty of attracting and retaining teachers in high-cost areas has led communities to create new affordable housing options designed specifically for this group, the model is expanding as teachers struggle to afford even modestly priced communities. In Silicon Valley, the 70-unit Casa de Maestros housing development was created with tax-exempt financing. In Los Angeles, a new apartment complex targeted to L.A. Unified School District employees opened on school grounds, and two more complexes are pending. Teachers’ housing is an emerging part of the housing stock in western Colorado and the San Francisco Bay area, but also in Milwaukee and Odessa, Texas. “It’s not just a San Francisco-New York-Seattle story. It’s in many cities, large and small, and in most parts of the country,” says Stockton Williams, executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

Low-income, single Moms Face Big Financial Challenges – Especially in Resort Towns

How Housing Matters

Vote for SHELTER at Kimball Art Center December 8th-10th

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The Five Questions Women Should Ask About Money

Womens Financial Class FlyerJoin Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Renters Will Become Increasingly Cost-Burdened Over the Next Decade

How Housing Matters:
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A “Building for Good Time” at the Overall Ball Gala!

12219474_1039424296110481_6023184615775383143_n  A good time was had by all   at the Overall Ball Gala, the   fundraiser for Habitat for       Humanity or Summit and       Wasatch Counties last           Saturday night at the             Canyons Grand Summit         Ballroom.

When It Comes to Children, Housing & Neighborhood Characteristics Are Linked

How Housing Matters

First American Title Team Build Day in Heber

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How Do We Create Neighborhoods of Opportunity for all who contribute to our Mountain Town Communities? Tune in to current evidence-based data

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World Habitat Day – Owning land is a game-changer for women

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Five Things You Can Do on World Habitat Day – Oct 5th

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Housing Costs are a Source of Community Instability in Summit/Wasatch Counties

How Housing Matters

Summit/Wasatch Renters, get ready to take it on the chin

How Housing Matters

Shop at AmazonSmile and Support Habitat

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties.

How Housing Matters – Mapping the Difference Between Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

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Meet Justin – Habitat’s New Americorp Volunteer

justin-habitatHello all my name is Justin Cannalley and I joined the Summit andWasatch County Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the beginning of September as AmeriCorps National member. As Construction Crew Leader and Community Outreach, my position will be building relationships and partnering with people in the community. My main focus will be working on the Heber build site with volunteers and the Partner Family to ensure they are both having fun and being safe.

Habitat Build Partners Break Ground in Heber

City and County officials (from left) Heber City Council, Jeff Bradshaw, Heber City Planning Director, Tony Kohler, Habitat Board Vice President, Gene Dunlap, Dean of Technical Specialties Salt Lake Community College, Rick Bouillon, a SLCC student, Heber City Council Kelleen Potter, Heber City Manager, Mark Anderson, Wells Fargo Community Relations, Jared Gleue.

Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties (“Habitat”) held a Groundbreaking Ceremony in advance of beginning site preparation work on Thursday September 10th on Habitat’s sixth single family home to be built in Heber City. The build site is located at 418 West 300 North in Heber City adjacent to two Habitat homes completed in 2009.

How Housing Matters: Energy Efficiency Saves Dollars, Makes Sense

Every penny counts when it comes to affordable housing. This is especially true when it comes to the often-high cost of energy. The need for cost containment may explain a growing interest in energy efficiency among affordable housing developers and owner-operators. Yet, much more work needs to be done to reduce energy use in affordable housing.

Connecting Housing and Transportation: Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Cities

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Habitat Home-ownership Class August 25th at Wasatch County Library

Homeowner Application Meeting Flyer Aug 25thCould you be the next Partner Family for the upcoming Habitat Build in Heber?  Or do you know a family in the community who could be the next Partner Family?  If so, Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties will be holding a Home-ownership Class on August 25th at 7:00 pm. This class will be held at the Wasatch County Library at 465 East 1200 South. You must attend this class in order to complete an application for this opportunity. Due to time constraints you must be seated at 7:00, please leave children at home. To RSVP or inquire for additional information, please contact Jessica at 435.658.1400 or jessica@habitat-utah.org.

Habitat ReStore – Nuzzles & Co. Shop and Adopt Event – Saturday, August 22nd

Habitat-Restore-shop-adoptThis Saturday, August 22nd, we’re celebrating the Dog Days of Summer with a Shop & Adopt event with Nuzzles & Co. at the ReStore! Bring the family & visit with adorable (& adoptable) lovable friends! Bring your pets (leashed please!). There will be free treats for your furry friends, food and beverages for humans, and special discounts on furniture, appliances, lighting, cabinets, & housewares.

What KPCW Does for Habitat during the Year – Call in Your Support for Your Local Community Radio – Thursday, August 20th 7AM to Noon

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A Lack Of Affordable Housing Affects Teachers

The Ripple Effects of Having a Stable Home

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Partnership with NCCC AmeriCorps Doubles Habitat’s Community Impact

Team Silver 6 from the National Civilian Community Corps arrived June 3rd ready to make a difference in our mountain town communities in partnership with Habitat program leadership. The team of 7 young adults who have just completed a year of volunteer service in several western states through this national program, wrapped up their service term with Habitat for Humanity by partnering with local agencies, home owners, and residents in Summit counties’ underserved rural communities.

Save The Date 2015 Habitat’s Overall Ball

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to impact critical housing needs in Summit & Wasatch Counties

Saturday November 14, 2015
Canyons Grand Summit Ballroom

Accepting Home Repair Project Applications

Need a new roof? Are your windows long overdue for replacement? These are significant costs! If you or someone you know have deferred home maintenance and repair due to cost, Habitat may have a solution!

Warm Returns for Local Homeowner

Long-time Habitat Volunteer Benefits from Home Weatherization