Happy October 🍂

October 4th was World Habitat Day, designated to reflect the basic right to adequate shelter. The theme for this year's World Habitat Day was accelerating Urban Action for a Carbon Free world.

Housing News 🛠️

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina Celebrates World Habitat Day-

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina and other housing partners gathered to promote the organization's $33.5 million investment for affordable housing in the state. News 19

Commentary: Building Back Better Means Making Housing Affordable for All- In this opinion piece, Rev. James T. Morris of Central Florida argues in favor of the passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan in order to make historic investments in affordable housing. Orlando Sentinel

This Habitat for Humanity Executive Director is Living on a Roof for 7 Days- A Virginia-based Executive Director has raised more than $52,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his Habitat headquarters with his creative fundraiser. The Virginian Pilot

Online Retailer Zulily Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Increase Access to Affordable Homeownership- Throughout the month of October, Zulily will donate 1% of all in-app Home category sales to Habitat to help families achieve the stability and independence that comes with an affordable place to call home. Business Insider

“There’s practically nothing in the American political or economic system that doesn’t run straight into housing.

Whether you’re talking about education, policing, transportation, climate, or access to jobs, the nature of the building environment is critical.”

-Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute

What We're Reading 📑

Building Houses Will Lay the Foundation for A New Future- A massive boom in new construction would create countless jobs and help finally end the legacy of racist housing policies. Vox

An 11 Foot Tall 3D Printer is Helping to Build Communities in Mexico- New Story, a San Francisco nonprofit organization focused on providing housing solutions to communities in extreme poverty is constructing homes for families in rural Mexican villages. NYT

Fresh Housing Content for your Workday 🏠

Podcast: How Do We Fix America’s Housing Crises-

This episode discusses the pros and cons of building more housing, single-family zoning, and why moving to the suburbs isn’t the only answer. NYT

Fresh Nonprofit and Volunteer Management Resources 💞

SEO for Nonprofits Salsa Webinar - If you want your organization to have any kind of digital footprint, you need to understand search engine optimization (SE)). This webinar from Salsa on October 14th is a crash course on your SEO basics. Register here.

Best Volunteer Management Softwares of 2021 - Looking to use the power of technology to streamline and optimize your volunteer management process? We researched, reviewed, and compiled the best Volunteer Management Software Solutions of 2021. Check out the list.

What is the best way to deliver a thank you? - Gratitude fights isolation and negative feelings. So what is the best way to express it? Greater Good Magazine

✨ The Civic Champs Referral Program for Habitat Affiliates is Live

We love Habitat for Humanity so much, we launched referral program in an effort to serve as many Habitats we can across the country.

Invite your H4H friends to join you on Civic Champs and give them 25% off their subscription.

In return, you will get a $100 donation to your Habitat affiliate as a thank you. Get started below.

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