June Update: Building Strong Communities Together

Dear Habitat Supporter,

The fatal police shootings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee have shaken our community to it’s core, and remind us we have a long way to go before we realize Dr. King’s dream of a world where we ‘will not be judged by the color of (our) skin but by the content of (our) character.’ We stand with our black brothers and sisters- employees, board members, Habitat homeowners, friends and colleagues- seeking justice and truth in these horrible incidents. 

Habitat’s mission calls us to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, community and hope. We have built at least 90% of the 530 homes in partnership with people of color; the vast majority of those buyers earned less than 50% of area median income. We believe homeownership is a powerful tool to change lives and we will continue building to address racial equity.

We are listening. We are learning.

And, our work has never stopped.

We are engaging our homebuyers through virtual education workshops and keeping critical builds moving forward. We currently have 10 homes under construction and have handed two new homeowners their keys in April. 

Our work strives to create a world where everyone has equal opportunity and access to affordable housing. Now is the time to come together in a strong way for our Louisville neighbors.

Rob Locke | Habitat Louisville CEO

In this post, read more about:

  • Habitat’s Administrative Office reopening to the public
  • Charmanye and Lavertrius, a story of strength
  • Our two ReStore locations reopening for shoppers and donors

Habitat’s Administrative Office Reopening

For the month of June, Habitat Louisville is pleased to announce that our Administrative Office – located at 1620 Bank Street, 40203 – will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • On Mondays and Fridays, our staff will be working remotely from home but are still available via email or phone.
  • If you visit our Administrative Office, safety protocols will be in place.
    • All guests will enter through Habitat’s Bank Street front doors.
    • All guests will be screened over the intercom and their temperature taken in the glass lobby.
    • Masks must be worn by guests.
    • Only 2 guests per party will be allowed upstairs. No children will be allowed upstairs unless they are serving as interpreters.
  • While our Administrative Office is reopening to the public Tuesdays – Thursdays, our Construction Center will still remain closed to volunteers.
  • Our Construction Staff is working hard on how to safely bring volunteers back onto our job sites. Stay tuned in the coming weeks when we’ll have more information available.

Bringing Hope Home

Charmayne began working at a daycare at age 15 to help bring an income home to her single mother. That type of determination, to build a better life for her family, motivated Charmayne to apply for Habitat’s program as Lavertrius grew older. “I want a stable, safe house that Lavertrius can call home. I want him to be proud of his mom and know that even living in a single-parent household, it doesn’t always have to be hard,” says Charmayne. 

During these challenging times, our commitment to ensuring hard-working families, like Charmayne and her son, have access to safe, affordable and healthy housing has not wavered.

Charmayne says it best, “Home means togetherness with my family, peace of mind, a place for comfort and memories.”

With your support, Charmayne’s, and many other local families, dream of homeownership will become a reality. Read more stories of strength.

The Habitat ReStore Has Reopened

We’re working hard at the Habitat ReStore to give our customers and donors the best and safest experience. We’re following Governor Beshear and the CDC’s guidelines, which includes all shoppers, donors, volunteers and staff wearing masks while at the ReStore.

We’re excited to announce that the Habitat ReStore has resumed free donation pick-ups and is open for shoppers and donation drop-offs at both locations – Hikes Point ReStore and Portland Neighborhood ReStore!

Plus! We have redesigned the ReStore’s website and it’s now part of our main louisvillehabitat.org website. Be sure to take a look!

Free Donation Pick-up Service

  • We’ve restarted our free donation pick-up service! Have large items that you can’t transport to the store? Email donation@louisvillehabitat.org or call 502.805.1416 to schedule a donation pick-up.
  • Learn about the safety measures we’re taking with our pick-up service, including not accepting upholstered furniture at this time.

Hikes Points ReStore – Reopened May 20th

  • 502.805.1652 | Located at 4044 Taylorsville Rd., 40220
  • June Shopping Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and temporarily closed on Saturdays
  • Accepting donation drop-offs during store hours.

Portland Neighborhood ReStore – Reopened June 3rd

  • 502.805.2035 | Located at 1631 Rowan St., 40203
  • Normal Shopping Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Accepting donation drop-offs during store hours.

The ReStore is hiring – join our team! Take a look at the current openings we have at the Habitat ReStore.

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