The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) hosted there annual breakfast in July. The location for the event was at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity headquarters. Habitat has taken a bigger vision in regards to community, energy efficiency and what the future holds. Watch the Out and About Scope from the event. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up.

 

  • You also must be a first time homeowner
  • To be a Habitat homeowner you have to meet HUD guidelines and pit in 250 hours of sweat equity
  • @HabitatforHumanity will have 2 Women's builds this fall looking for more women volunteers
  • #Atlanta @HabitatforHumanity can build a house in 7 Saturdays or 10 consecutive days
  • There is a "silver" tsunami coming. 16,000 people retire every day.
  • Many home builders don't want to build affordable housing but Habitat can fill that void
  • #Atlanta Habitat is a convener and looking to be a voice for affordability on housing
  • Habitat in #Atlanta builds more homes in a year than many medium sized home builders
  • They also provide training for the children and mentoring
  • They learn how to call code enforcement, how to deal with property taxes and assessments
  • Homeowners get training about how to be a good homeowner.
  • #Atlanta @HabitatforHumanity had implemented multiple green
  • ReStore had diverted 8,500 tons from the landfill
  • Habitat ReStore is a place to #recycle home goods and find great deals.
  • They have a repair with kindness program that will provide up to $20,000 worth of repairs
  • Veterans program had been launched with #Atlanta @habitatforhumanity
  • Everyone who gets a home must put in sweat equity.
  • 21 people this paid off their mortgages this year with Habitat. They build on average 50 houses a year. That's an amazing payoff rate
  • #Atlanta @HabitatforHumanity is looking to expand south below Eastpoint
  • #Atlanta @HabitatforHumanity is also looking to build mixed housing/amenities neighborhoods
  • There are 50,000 workforce housing citizens that need homes
  • Poverty is shifting to the suburbs
  • They have a neighborhood that has 57 homes in the #Westside
  • #Atlanta Habitat is focused on English Avenue and other #Westside neighborhoods
  • #Atlanta @HabitatforHumanity celebrated 30 years in 2013 and 5k homes built
  • @HabitatforHumanity partnered with @Southfaceenergy and started building #Earthcraft back in 2004
  • There is housing for the super rich and for low income but the middle level neighborhoods are really diappearing
  • They've gone from helping one person at a time to helping one community at a time
  • Habitat has been around for 30 years and is refocusing their mission and are looking to now transform neighborhoods
  • Doing small #sustainable things adds up. - Lisa Gardner @habitatforhumanity
  • Here for a @SEEAllinace Annual Breakfast Habitat For Humanity International