Office & ReStore Closed: Wednesday, Feb. 20th

Due to to the inclement weather, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat’s program office and Lancaster Habitat ReStore will be closed today.

Emergency Shelters

As the temperatures dip to the dangerously cold, emergency shelters are going to be working overtime to help keep people safe. Below is a list of shelters in both Lancaster and Lebanon Counties that offer a warm place to stay. Lebanon County Community Action Partnership 503 Oak Street, Lebanon (717) 273-938Provides an array of services to Lebanon County residents through a variety of programs. Services include child care assistance, transportation,

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A First Place To Call Home

Each family’s journey to Habitat homeownership is special in its own way. And the Kaberamanzi Family’s journey is no exception. In fact, their story is one that exemplifies that when community, commitment and faith come together, amazing things can happen. The family’s story is told through Marie Claire, the daughter of soon-to-be homebuyer Jean Kaberamanzi. Originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Marie Claire was around 4 years old when her family escaped the war of her country. Her earliest memory of “home” was the bush, where her family hid from the violence. Home then became a refugee camp in Zambia, which had its own dangers. In fact, despite her desire to educate her children, Marie Claire’s mother would not send her or her other children to school for fear

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50 Homes Now

Tool belts on. Hammers in hand. We are launching our most ambitious effort for the preservation of homeownership in the history of our organization! 50 Homes Now is Lancaster Lebanon Habitat’s appeal to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to 50 families by the end of 2019. For over 30 years, Habitat has partnered with first-time homebuyers. By empowering families with the skills and knowledge they need for success, families purchase a home from Habitat with an affordable monthly mortgage that meets their budget. But, while we have helped hundreds of individuals with the purchase of their first home, there are many others who are facing different kinds of challenges as they look to secure and maintain a decent place to live. So we’re doing more. By expanding our services to include

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Enid’s Home Fits Just Right with Renos

Habitat doesn’t just build new homes; we also renovate houses that are old, damaged or in disrepair. There is, of course, a degree of uncertainty with renos. “We start with inspection of the property. It’s kind of like a forensic thing… looking for sources of cracks, assessing the state of the house and finding various problems that would need to be fixed,” said our Director of Construction, Jim Eberly. Jim also spends time talking with the future homeowner to understand what a typical day is like, so the renovations fit the family’s needs and lifestyle. In the case of Enid, future Habitat homebuyer of a renovated home on Lehman Street in Lebanon, the renovations needed to accommodate her mother, who has physical disabilities. Our team of construction volunteers made updates

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