With input from volunteers, partner homeowners, donors and community leaders, Habitat Weber Davis plans to meet ambitious goals in the coming years.
We strive to:
- Consistently place families in new or renovated homes each year. We have built or renovated at least one home per year for the past five years. With improved finances, we are working to make this two per year.
- Assist current homeowners with critical home repairs. We initiated the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in 2011. Through our A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program, we have assisted a dozen families and have hosted neighborhood cleanup days in a dozen more. ABWK projects have included insulation improvement and repair, roofing repair and lawn issues among others. These actions have resulted in lower utility bills for homeowners or a safer environment for homeowners and their children and a better quality of life in our communities.
- Work closely with Ogden City on the Lincoln Cottages development. This project broke ground in 2013 by the Ogden Redevelopment Agency and has a goal of increasing home ownership in Ogden. Depending on our funding, we have the opportunity to build several homes in close proximity to our currently-occupied Doxey homes, thus further improving the neighborhood around several Habitat homeowners.
- Dramatically increase revenue generation. Through fundraising, community support and dreams, we are able to bring a new Habitat ReStore to our area. Proceeds from the ReStore go back into our home building efforts for the community.
Habitat Weber Davis provides a hand-up, not a hand-out for families in desperate need of improved living conditions. Our homeowners invest 500 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their own homes as well as additional time for homeowner workshops. Houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, zero interest mortgages.
The Habitat for Humanity International website contains more information on Habitat’s history, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.