Reaching New Heights

RNH_080113Over 26 years, GAHH has partnered with 170 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations to build safe, affordable, and energy-efficient homes.  Habitat homes are offered to low-income, financially stable families who are unable to improve their living situation in today’s housing market.  Homes are sold to qualified families at no profit to the affiliate and with zero interest mortgages spread over 20 years.

In 2002, GAHH opened ReStore, a retail operation designed to generate operating funds by selling used donated items for the home.  The income covers our operating expenses and the Building Houses Program.  ReStore is open 6 days per week and creates a win–win situation for shoppers, the affiliate, and our low-income homeowners, neighbors and friends.

In 2012, it became necessary to relocate ReStore and the administrative offices because our existing lease was about to expire.  This created an opportunity for us to move to a more visible and central location with easy access, ample parking, more square footage, and a safer environment for customers and staff.

After an extensive period of studying and planning, the GAHH Board of Directors determined a goal of $500,000 to be raised through a capital campaign – Reaching New Heights – to cover moving costs.  The board and individual donors  committed to this challenge and  we have raised a large portion of the needed funds. We proudly opened our doors in the new location, 4900 Menaul Blvd. NE,  on December 14, 2013. Unfortunately, we have not quite reached the $500,000 mark and additional funds are still needed to complete payments for moving and build out costs. Please help us by contributing to Reaching New Heights so we can continue serving you, our partner families, and the community.  The relocation fosters continued growth enabling us to increase the number of homes we build.

Your donation will help cover outstanding invoices on:

  • The move,
  • Build-out,
  • Shelving,
  • Signage,
  • Equipment to provide a new expanded retail space, and
  • Administrative offices for staff, volunteers, and family services.

Donations may be made via cash, debit or credit card:

  • In person,
  • By phone,
  • Through our web site by clicking the donate button, and
  • Via regular postal mail.

Please email us for more information.

Our challenge is great.  We need your help. Thank you.