Committed to Our Communities
Giving back to the community has been a part of Habitat’s DNA from the very beginning. We believe that being engaged in the communities we’re in is a fundamental part of who Habitat is as a company. Since our founding, through philanthropic partnerships, property initiatives, and community development projects, we have supported and uplifted those in need. Whether we’re doing a clothing drive at a property, or providing housing options and job opportunities for disinvested communities, at Habitat we have always been, and will always be, committed to giving back to the communities we call home.
The Impact of Doing More Together
The number of temporary or permanent jobs provided for CARA graduates
The equivalent number of meals provided through packaging 10,076 lbs. of food
The percentage of our long-term & permanent hires retained for 1 or more years since 2009
National Day of Service
National Day of Service is our flagship day of giving back. All team members, from our leadership to our property team members, unite under our mantra to truly do more together. As stewards of all our communities, we partner with organizations that allow us to have the greatest impact in communities.
Habitat has proudly supported CARA since 2009. A transformative program, CARA provides second chances to people affected by hard times to help them break the cycle. By providing job training and education through an intensive program, Habitat and CARA provide students career opportunities — many within Habitat—ultimately changing their mind and spirit.
Generations Housing Initiatives
As our mission to support communities, the Habitat Company formed Generations Housing Initiative (GHI) with a goal of helping seniors live healthy, fulfilling lives, and keeping families in safe, high-quality affordable housing environments. As GHI’s largest financial supporter, we provide vital services to low-income residents across the Chicagoland area.