Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live. At minimum wage, you have to work 61 hours each week in order to afford a modest 1-bedroom rental in Douglas County. And affording rent is just one part of the equation. Nearly three quarters of Omaha families earning less than $35,000/year are paying more than they can afford for housing, not leaving enough for other necessities like good nutrition, health care, transportation, education or saving for the future. When affordable housing is out of reach for so many families, it creates instability in our communities, weakens our economy, and even impacts our health and educational success.
To address the need for decent shelter in our area, the Omaha Jaycees is partnering with Habitat Omaha to build and renovate homes, repair existing houses, and take down blighted structures.
Volunteers will work along side skilled builders. Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of volunteers. Masks are required if working within 6 feet however, this is an outdoor event. Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Durable work pants are highly recommended.
To reserve your spot, fill out this waiver. Registration will close April 23 to allow for construction planning. The address for the build site will be emailed to you Tuesday before the build. Hope to see you there!