Penn Habitat for Humanity

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Description

We are the University of Pennsylvania's chapter for Habitat for Humanity! We help fight homelessness and build affordable housing in our community and beyond, through monthly builds, community outreach, and fundraising events throughout the year.

Penn's campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity participates in local builds (pre-pandemic), hosts on-campus events, and events with other local chapters. We have various committees that organize events including the build, fundraising, outreach, coalition and social committees.

Habitat Philadelphia is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the largest non-profit homebuilder worldwide. There are more than 2,100 Habitat affiliates in over 100 countries. Together these affiliates have built over 400,000 homes since 1976. Every 10 minutes around the world, HFHI volunteers help move a family into safe, decent affordable shelter. We partner with families who enter our homeownership program based on three criteria: level of need, willingness to become partners in the program and ability to repay the loan. Our families earn between 30-60% below the median income. To give you an idea, the majority of our four person families are earning between $25,000 - $35,000/year.

FAQ

Question: Do you accept all students regardless of school year? - Anonymous
Yes! We welcome everyone who is passionate about bringing change in our community.
- Aden Yacobi
Question: What can I expect to do after joining Penn Habitat for Humanity? - Anonymous
It's all up to you. General members who on our listerv can sign up to participate in house builds and other volunteering events. You also have the opportunity to apply to a committee where you may be working on fundraising events both large and small or on spreading awareness of Habitat for Humanity's mission to provide affordable housing by planning and hosting events.
- Aden Yacobi
Question: When is the GBM for this club? - Anonymous
Our GBM will be on Wednesday February 3rd at 6pm! Sign up on our listserv to get a reminder and Zoom link (Zoom link is also posted on our club page!)
- Sheyenne Gillis

Members

AY

Aden Yacobi
Officer
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BB

Brandon Block
Officer
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FH

Flora Ho
Officer
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JB

Jane Bua
Officer
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Basic Info

12 Registered (20 - 50 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Both Semesters


Contact

How to Get Involved

To join our Listserv: https://forms.gle/PVsWSTESJLWPSdTu7
Committee application: https://forms.gle/qsbbBQS3ggJrUrqr5

Link for GBM February 3rd at 6pm: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/94194950755

To help fundraise for Habitat for Humanity and raise awareness about the need for affordable housing this semester, join Penn Habitat for Humanity! Participate in one of our three committees, Fundraising, Outreach, and Coalition to plan fundraising and educational events about homelessness and Habitat for Humanity's homeownership program.

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