ZERH Grand Award Winner 2018

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has been awarded the Grand Winner for Innovation in Affordable Homes (Nonprofit) in the Affordable Homes category by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The award recognizes a new home Kalamazoo Habitat completed last spring in the Milwood neighborhood. Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the…

ZERH Award 2018

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has been awarded a 2018 Housing Innovation Award in the Affordable category by the U.S. Department of Energy. The award recognizes a new home in Kalamazoo Habitat completed last spring. The modest three bedroom, 1,000 square foot home in the Milwood neighborhood uses very little energy to operate thanks…

Habitat’s 206th Homeowner Family Dedicates Home

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 206th homeowner family will dedicate their new home on June 24th, 2018. More than 225 Habitat for Humanity volunteers contributed time and talent to this project, including Habitat’s regular Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday crews. The four bedroom, two bath home was built using advanced construction techniques, added insulation, upgraded windows,…

Women Build 2018

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s call on women across Kalamazoo to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018  More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowners Kalamazoo, Mich – For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women…

Habitat’s 205th Homeowner Family Dedicates Home

Habitat for Humanity’s 205th Homeowner Family to Dedicate Home June 10th KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Habitat for Humanity’s 205th homeowner family will dedicate their new home on June 10th 2018. More than 250 Habitat for Humanity volunteers contributed time and talent to this project, working beside the future homeowner family. The house was built by Education for…

Three Men on a Mission

Brothers Steve and Don Schuiteboer and brother-in-law Dave Kuitert are three men on a mission, literally. Since 1989 when they traveled to South Carolina to help in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, their lives have been focused on helping others. They’ve traveled to the Gulf Coast and the Carolinas numerous times on disaster relief trips…

Habitat’s 204th Homeowner Family Dedicates Home

Habitat for Humanity’s 204th homeowner family will dedicate their new home on November 19th 2017. More than 250 Habitat for Humanity volunteers contributed time and talent to this project, working beside the future homeowner family. This home was the site of the Women Build 2017. Volunteers included Habitat’s regular Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday crews, and…

Our Annual Report

Strength. Stability. Self-reliance. Through shelter, Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity helps homeowners and future homeowners build, achieve, and learn all of these things. Habitat’s innovative homeownership program provides opportunities to individuals and families to build and buy affordable homes. Our home repair program meets the critical needs of existing homeowners who seek ways to preserve…

Habitat Leader Wins Governor’s Award

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Director of Construction Operations Tom Tishler won the 2017 Governor’s Energy Excellence Award for Best Residential Project. Tishler was nominated by Consumers Energy for Habitat’s first Zero Energy Ready Home on Glendale Boulevard.Governor Snyder presented Tishler with the award. The post on the program’s website, mienergyexcellence.org, noted that the energy…