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Local Habitat Affiliate earns National Recognition

25_HammerDown_newRGBCongratulations to Habitat for Humanity and our own Kelly Hill for being recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as an “Affiliate of Distinction” for their service and innovation!

The Affiliates of Distinction program was established by Habitat for Humanity to honor local Habitat organizations that meet or exceed best-practice standards, and to uphold their work across the Habitat network.

Sheila Dodd, Habitat’s Executive Director since 2011 states, “Our affiliate has set high goals, and is pleased to receive this recognition of our team approach. The Habitat staff, volunteers, donors, partners, and families share this award with the Champaign County community we work so hard to support.”

For 25 years, Habitat for Humanity has worked in Champaign County to help local families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Through our new construction, home rehab, A Brush with Kindness, and Neighborhood Revitalization programs, more than 100 Habitat homeowners have built or improved a place they can call home.

The recipients of this year’s Affiliates of Distinction include:

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (GA)
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity (TX)
  • Beaches Habitat for Humanity (FL)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County (IL)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (NC)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County (WA)
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity (IL)
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (CA)
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (MI)
  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (IA)
  • Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity (WI)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (CA)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (NY)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco (CA)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (MI)
  • Houston Habitat for Humanity (TX)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County (IN)
  • Our Towns of North Mecklenburg-Iredell Habitat for Humanity (NC)
  • Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (OR)
  • Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County (IN)
  • Habitat for Humanity Tucson (AZ)
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (MN)
  • Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley (CO)

Local Habitat organizations considered for the honor were reviewed by four criteria: Building a Sustainable Organization, Building Community Impact, Building Sector Impact, and Building Societal Impact.

About Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
At Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, we believe the elimination of poverty housing—helping families achieve access to safe, decent, and affordable housing—permanently transforms lives and strengthens communities.  We transform lives by helping limited income families secure decent and affordable shelter through low construction costs, 0 percent financing, and home owner education.  Habitat’s work is made possible through the generosity of individuals, faith groups, businesses, organizations, and grants.  Additional funding is derived from Habitat’s Restore.  To learn more visit www.cuhabitat.org