Impact Story: Deborah

Deborah used to put her baby girl and her three boys— 16, 13, and 4— in the car and drive around Rockford looking at houses. They were imagining what it would be like to live in one of them. They were imagining having a little house of their own. But that, thought Deborah, was just … Continue reading Impact Story: Deborah

Staff Spotlight: Laura

Meet Laura, the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity Office Manager! Laura has worked at RAHFH since 2017. Before that, she worked directly with RAHFH homebuyers for 13 years as a Certified Housing and Credit Counselor. Laura keeps everything on track in the office, from office operations, insurance paperwork, and all of our databases, to administrative … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Laura

Homeowner Spotlight: Raven

In the late spring of 2020, a few weeks after buying her new house, Raven dug her hands into soil for the first time and planted a rose bush. She had never gardened before, but she wanted to have something that would, in her words, grow with her in her home. Raven began to rehab … Continue reading Homeowner Spotlight: Raven

Homeowner Spotlight: Sharonda

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity’s final construction project of 2020 is rehabbing an existing home on Belden Street, and we are honored to feature our wonderful partner in this project, Sharonda. Sharonda grew up in Rockford and graduated from Auburn High School. She has been in the medical field in Rockford for 13 years, and … Continue reading Homeowner Spotlight: Sharonda

Impact Story: D’Juan

We are so fortunate to meet a lot of truly incredible families through our work at Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. Within these families are some remarkable young people whom we have the honor to watch grow up in their homes. They are undoubtedly bright lights for our future. One of these bright lights is … Continue reading Impact Story: D’Juan


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