Thirty-five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right to adequate shelter and reasserts that:

  • Every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
  • A decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years and in many cases for generations.
  • It is unacceptable that even before the COVID-19 crisis, more than 18 million U.S. households were paying half or more of their income on housing. Now, as the significant economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, the number of families struggling to make ends meet is only growing.

 

Ways to participate!

 

As part of World Habitat Day, the week of October 5th, we’re celebrating 35 years of building homes, communities and hope in Arizona and the collaborative work being done in this great state! We’re asking you to join us. Listed below are a couple of easy ways you can celebrate with Habitat!

  • Order your Habitat Specialty License Plate – Now available through the Arizona Department of Transportation. Supporting Habitat never looked so go good!  Show your support today by purchasing the all-new Habitat license plate for only $25. Visit azmvdnow.gov to place your order!
  • Text to Give – Every donation makes a difference and giving to Habitat has never been easier. Celebrate World Habitat Day with us by texting the word HABITATCAZ to 44321 on your smartphone. Sign up to give monthly knowing that Habitat is a qualifying charitable non-profit and giving $35 a month can get you up to $400 back on your Arizona State taxes at tax time.
 
  • Habitat for Humanity 2020 Equitable Development Forum – Habitat is promoting equitable development and partnerships among national, state and local partners to address the market demand for housing affordabililty. Habitat Central Arizona and Habitat Tucson, along with The Federal reserve Bank of San Francisco, is inviting housing providers and developers, local policy makers, building and housing officials, key advocates and non-profits to a working Town Hall style forum to address equitable development questions. The goal is to strengthen systems that stabilize households and support neighborhoods. Watch your inbox for more details coming soon!
 
  • Shop the Habitat ReStores – Find fantastic new and gently used home improvement items below retail prices.  Your purchase not only supports Habitat directly but you can help raise additional funds and awareness by making a donation at the register and post a photo of your fancy pinup on your favorite social media channels. With great low prices everyday, you’ll find a wide array of appliances, bathtubs, building materials, collectibles, new and used doors, flooring, furniture, hardware, heating and cooling, insulated windows, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, lighting, sinks and tools.

    Visit our newest location in West Phoenix at 4344 W. Indian School Rd. (NW corner of 43rd Ave. and Indian School)

When we consider the affordability issues in Arizona and how the pandemic has made quality-of-life issues even worse for everyone who lives here, the need for affordable housing solutions becomes clear.

Please consider supporting Habitat today!  Donations to Habitat are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.